Student Thesaurus

One entry found for pick up.
Entry Word: pick up
Function: verb
Text: 1 to acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in <has a knack for picking up a language in a few weeks> -- see LEARN 1
2 to bring together in one body or place <pick up all of your things because we have to be off this beach before dark> -- see GATHER 1
3 to get possession of (something) by giving money in exchange for <could you pick up some milk at the store?> -- see BUY
4 to increase in <the boat was just picking up speed when it was rammed by another boat> -- see GAIN 1
5 to move from a lower to a higher place or position <pick up your feet while I vacuum in front of the sofa> -- see RAISE 1
6 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law <picked up the fugitive when she went out to buy food> -- see ARREST 1