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According to WordNet, the verb "pick_up" has 16 sense(s).

201811736 fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits".

201207402 take up by hand; "He picked up the book and started to read".

201215137 take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals".

201173813 eat by pecking at, like a bird.

202305586 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".

202107248 register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal".

201957107 give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift; "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway".

200205598 improve significantly; go from bad to good; "Her performance in school picked up".

202287041 buy casually or spontaneously; "I picked up some food for a snack".

201976089 take and lift upward.

200598954 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".

202355410 get in addition, as an increase; "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home".

200023473 gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap".

200513757 lift out or reflect from a background; "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile".

202486534 meet someone for sexual purposes; "he always tries to pick up girls in bars".

202117955 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".

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