Definitions of pick up:
  • verb:   recieve (perceptual input)
    Example: "Pick up a signal"
  • verb:   buy casually or spontaneously
  • verb:   get in addition, as an increase
  • verb:   meet someone for sexual purposes
    Example: "He always tries to pick up girls in bars"
  • verb:   lift out or reflect from a background
  • verb:   take up by hand
  • verb:   give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
  • verb:   take and lift upward
  • verb:   perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
  • verb:   gather or collect
    Example: "They pick up our trash twice a week"
  • verb:   eat by pecking at, like a bird
  • verb:   get better
  • verb:   gain or regain energy
  • verb:   fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
  • verb:   get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
  • verb:   take into custody

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