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pick up
lift out or reflect from a background; "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile"
take up by hand; "He picked up the book and started to read"
give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift; "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway"
take and lift upward
register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"
buy casually or spontaneously; "I picked up some food for a snack"
get in addition, as an increase; "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home"
meet someone for sexual purposes; "he always tries to pick up girls in bars"