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pick up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pick up

  1. 1 to acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in he has a knack for picking up a language in a few weeks Synonyms of pick up get, master, learnWords Related to pick up apprehend, comprehend, grasp, know, understand; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in), imbibe; ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig up, discern, discover, examine, find out, hear, hit (on or upon), run down, scare up, search (for), see, track (down), tumble (to), unearth; major (in), study; memorizeNear Antonyms of pick up forget; misunderstand; miss, overlook; disregard, ignore, neglectAntonyms of pick up unlearn

  2. 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 Synonyms of pick up accumulate, amass, assemble, bulk (up), collect, concentrate, congregate, constellate, corral, garner, group, lump, gather, round upWords Related to pick up ball, batch, bunch, cluster, huddle; heap, pile, stack; band, brigade, muster, raise, rally; flock, herd, hive, pack, press, swarm, throng; combine, connect, join, link, merge, pool, unite; archive, arrange, collate, compile, organize, systematize; scrape (up or together); re-collect, regather, regroupNear Antonyms of pick up break up, disband, disintegrate, dissolve, separate, sever, split (up); dismiss, sendAntonyms of pick up dispel, disperse, dissipate, scatter

  3. 3 to get possession of (something) by giving money in exchange for could you pick up some milk at the store? Synonyms of pick up cop [slang], buy, purchase, takeWords Related to pick up acquire, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secure, win; finance, pay (for), spring (for); barter (for), deal (for), dicker (over), exchange (for), haggle (for), negotiate (about), trade (for); bargain (with), chaffer (with), horse-trade (with), palter (with); bid, offer; rebuy, repurchaseNear Antonyms of pick up deal (in), market, merchandise (also merchandize), retail, sell, vend

  4. 4 to gradually increase in the boat was just picking up speed when it was rammed by another boat Synonyms of pick up build up, gather, grow (in), gainWords Related to pick up double (in), triple (in); accrue, accumulate, amass; excite, stimulate; enhance, enlarge, enrich, expand, extend, maximize; boost, elevate, jack (up), mount, ramp (up), step upNear Antonyms of pick up abate, decline (in), diminish (in), dip, dwindle, fall (in), lessen, taper, taper offAntonyms of pick up decrease (in), lose

  5. 5 to move from a lower to a higher place or position pick up your feet while I vacuum in front of the sofa Synonyms of pick up boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), raise, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseWords Related to pick up ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms of pick up descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms of pick up drop, lower

  6. 6 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law police picked up the fugitive when she went out to buy food Synonyms of pick up apprehend, bust [slang], collar, nab, nail, nick [British slang], arrest, pinch, pull in, restrain, run in, seizeWords Related to pick up bag, capture, catch, get, grab, grapple, hook, land, snap (up), snare, snatch, trap; commit, confine, detain, hold, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up); bind, enchain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; rearrest; remandNear Antonyms of pick up emancipate, free, liberate, loose, loosen, release, spring; unbind, unchainAntonyms of pick up discharge

  7. 7 to make a place neat and orderly by removing extraneous stuff I thought you said you had picked up, so why are these things still lying around the rec room? Synonyms of pick up clean, tidy (up)Words Related to pick up houseclean, housekeep; clean (off), clean (up), neaten, police (up), straighten (up), turn out, unclutter; arrange, orderNear Antonyms of pick up clutter, disarrange, mess (up)

  8. 8 to begin again or return to after an interruption after the protestors were removed from the auditorium, the speaker picked up his lecture right where he had left off Synonyms of pick up continue, resume, proceed (with), renew, reopen, restartWords Related to pick up resuscitate, revive; recrudesceNear Antonyms of pick up complete, conclude, consummate, end, finalize, finish; belay, break, can [slang], cease, check, cut, desist, discontinue, drop, halt, knock off, leave off, quit, scuttle, shut off, stay, stop, terminate

  9. 9 to make neat the boy's bedroom looked like it hadn't been picked up in quite a while Synonyms of pick up neaten, redd (up or out) [chiefly dialect], spruce (up), straighten (up or out), tidy (up), trimWords Related to pick up arrange, array, classify, codify, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, range, systematizeNear Antonyms of pick up disarrange, disarray, discompose, dishevel, disorder, disorganize, disrupt, disturb, jumble, mess (up), mix (up), muddle, muss, rumple, scramble, shuffle, tousle, tumble, upset


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