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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pick up

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 pick up
      v 1: take and lift upward [syn: lift up, gather up]
      2: take up by hand; "He picked up the book and started to read"
      3: give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift; "We picked up a
         hitchhiker on the highway"
      4: 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" [syn: collect, gather up, call
      5: 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" [syn: learn, hear, get word,
          get wind, find out, get a line, discover, see]
      6: get in addition, as an increase; "The candidate picked up
         thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home"
      7: take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected
         criminals" [syn: collar, nail, apprehend, arrest,
         nab, cop]
      8: buy casually or spontaneously; "I picked up some food for a
      9: recieve (perceptual input); "pick up a signal" [syn: receive]
      10: lift out or reflect from a background; "The scarf picks up
          the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile"
      11: meet someone for sexual purposes; "he always tries to pick
          up girls in bars"
      12: fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can
          uplift your spirits" [syn: elate, lift up, uplift,
          intoxicate] [ant: depress]
      13: get better; "Her performance in school picked up" [syn: turn
      14: 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" [syn: catch]
      15: eat by pecking at, like a bird [syn: peck]
      16: gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap" [syn: perk
          up, perk, percolate, gain vigor]