Значение идиомы pick up

[pick up] {v.} 1. To take up; lift.

During the morning Mrs. Carter picked up sticks in the yard.

2. {informal} To pay for someoneelse.

After lunch, in the restaurant, Uncle Bob picked up thecheck.

3. To take on or away; receive; get.

At the next corner thebus stopped and picked up three people.

4. To get from differentplaces at different times; a little at a time; collect.

He hadpicked up rare coins in seaports all over the world.

5. To getwithout trying; get accidentally.

He picked up knowledge of radiojust by staying around the radio station.

Billy picked up a coldat school.

6a. To gather together; collect.

When the carpenterfinished making the cabinet, he began picking up his tools.

6b. Tomake neat and tidy; tidy up; put in order.

Pick up your room beforeMother sees it.

6c. To gather things together; tidy a place up.

It’s almost dinner time, children. Time to pick up and get ready.

7.To catch the sound of.

He picked up Chicago on the radio.

8. Toget acquainted with without an introduction; make friendswith.

Mother told Mary not to walk homeby herself from the party because some stranger might try to pick herup.

9. {informal} To take to the police station or jail; arrest.

Police picked the man up for burglary.

10. To recognize the trail ofa hunted person or animal; find.

State police picked up thebandit’s trail.

The dogs picked up the fox’s smell.

11. To make feel better; refresh.

A little food will pick you up.

12a. To increase ; make faster.

The teachertold her singing class to pick up the tempo.

The car picked upspeed.

12b. To become faster; become livelier.

The speed of thetrain began to pick up.

After the band practiced for a while, themusic began to pick up.

13. To start again after interruption; go onwith.

The class picked up the story where they had left it beforethe holiday.

They met after five years, and picked up theirfriendship as if there had been no interruption.

14. {informal} Tobecome better; recover; gain.

She picked up in her schoolwork.

He picked up gradually after a long illness.

His spirits pickedup as he came near home.


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