Synonyms of pick up


1. pickup, pickup truck, truck, motortruck

usage: a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard

2. pickup, bench warrant, arrest warrant

usage: a warrant to take someone into custody; "put out a pickup on that man"

3. pickup, pick-me-up, corrective, restorative

usage: anything with restorative powers; "she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her"

4. pickup, acquaintance, friend

usage: a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships

5. pickup, getaway, acceleration

usage: the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his car has a lot of pickup"

6. tone arm, pickup, pickup arm, mechanical device

usage: mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge

7. cartridge, pickup, electro-acoustic transducer

usage: an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable

8. pickup, collection, collecting, assembling, aggregation

usage: the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"

9. pickup, acquiring, getting

usage: the act of taking aboard passengers or freight


1. pick up, lift up, gather up, raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up

usage: take and lift upward

2. pick up, touch

usage: take up by hand; "He picked up the book and started to read"

3. pick up, transport

usage: give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift; "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway"

4. collect, pick up, gather up, call for, get, acquire

usage: gather or collect; "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"; "They pick up our trash twice a week"

5. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see

usage: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"

6. pick up, get, acquire

usage: get in addition, as an increase; "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home"

7. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop, seize, prehend, clutch

usage: take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

8. pick up, buy, purchase

usage: buy casually or spontaneously; "I picked up some food for a snack"

9. pick up, receive, perceive, comprehend

usage: register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"

10. pick up, bring out, set off

usage: lift out or reflect from a background; "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile"

11. pick up, meet, get together

usage: meet someone for sexual purposes; "he always tries to pick up girls in bars"

12. elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate, stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir

usage: fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"

13. turn around, pick up, better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate

usage: improve significantly; go from bad to good; "Her performance in school picked up"

14. catch, pick up, perceive, comprehend

usage: perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "The dog picked up the scent"; "Catch a glimpse"

15. peck, pick up, eat

usage: eat by pecking at, like a bird

16. perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigor, recuperate, recover, convalesce

usage: gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap"

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