pick up definition

  • verb:
    • To lift; to grasp and raise.
    • to get an object, especially in moving.
    • To clean up; to return to an organized condition.
    • to get a passenger.
    • to gather and detain (a suspect).
    • to enhance, boost, or speed-up.
    • To restart or resume.
    • To learn, to grasp; to start to understand.
    • to get (a radio signal or perhaps the love).
    • to note, detect or discern, usually used with "on".
    • to indicate (a person's behavior, habits, or activities) in a vital fashion.
    • to satisfy and seduce a person for romantic reasons, especially in a social situation.
    • to resolve a telephone. See pick up the phone.
    • To pay for.
    • to cut back the despondency of.
    • To dominate (literally) of something.
    • To mark, to guard against an opposition player following them closely.
    • To capture, to notch up
  • noun:
    • An impromptu sports online game.
    • The act of gathering and removing something or somebody, typically in an automobile. Enough time the act happens.
    • an example of nearing some one and engaging in enchanting flirtation and courting with the intention to follow relationship, a night out together, or a sexual encounter. See in addition pick-up line, pick-up joint, pickup musician.
    • A pickup vehicle.
    • A half-volley.

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