Textual thesaurus for "pick up"

(verb) percolate, perk, perk up, gain vigor

gain or regain energy

I picked up after a nap

(verb) turn around

improve significantly; go from bad to good

Her performance in school picked up

(verb) learn, find out, discover, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, see

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

(verb) peck

eat by pecking at, like a bird

(verb) collar, cop, apprehend, arrest, nab, nail

take into custody

the police nabbed the suspected criminals

(verb) intoxicate, elate, lift up, uplift

fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

Music can uplift your spirits

(verb) lift up, gather up

take and lift upward

(verb) receive

register (perceptual input)

pick up a signal

(verb) catch

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

(verb) collect, call for, gather up

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