pick up (verb)
- To lift; to grasp and raise.
- To collect an object, especially in passing.
- To clean up; to return to an organized state.
- To collect a passenger.
- To collect and detain (a suspect).
- To improve, increase or spe...
- To improve, increase or speed up.
- To restart or resume.
- To learn, to grasp; to begin to understand.
- To receive (a radio signal or the like).
- To notice, detect or discern, often used with "on".
- To point out (a person's behaviour, habits or actions) in a critical manner.
- To meet and seduce somebody for romantic purposes, especially in a social situation.
- To answer a telephone. See pick up the phone.
- To pay for.
- To reduce the despondency of.
- To take control (physically) of something.
- To mark, to defend against an opposition player by following them closely.
- To record, to notch up.
- A tool used for digging; a pickaxe.
- A tool for unlocking a lock without the original key; a lock pick, picklock.
- A comb with long widely spaced teeth, for use with tightly curled hair.
- A choice; ability to choose.
- That which would be picked or chosen first; the best.
- A screen.
- An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
- An interception.
- A good defensive play by an infielder.
- A pickoff.
- A tool used for strumming the strings of a guitar; a plectrum.
- A pointed hammer used for dressing millstones.
- A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler.
- A particle of ink or paper embedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and causing a spot on a printed sheet.
- That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.
- The blow that drives the shuttle, used in calculating the speed of a loom (in picks per minute); hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread.
- To grasp and pull with the fingers or fingernails.
- To harvest a fruit or vegetable for consumption by removing it from the plant to which it is attached; to harvest an entire plant by removing it from the ground.
- To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck.
- To take up; especially, to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together.
- To remove something from with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth.
- To decide upon, from a set of options; to select.
- To recognise the type of ball being bowled by a bowler by studying the position of the hand and arm as the ball is released.
- To pluck the individual strings of a musical instrument or to play such an instrument.
- To open (a lock) with a wire, lock pick, etc.
- To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.
- To do anything nicely or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care.
- To steal; to pilfer.
- To throw; to pitch.
- To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin.
- To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points.
source: Urban Dictionary
- To get a member of the opposite (or occassionally, same) gender's contact details so as to schedule a date.
source: Urban Dictionary
- A triangular or tear dropped shaped piece of plastic use to pluck the stings of a guitar. At first glance they appear inanimate ordinary plastic; however guitar picks are actually made from a very rare from of sentient plastic that has a tendency to roam around when left unattended. Their adventures can last up to two full weeks, and while most picks usually return to their place of origin, a poor sense of direction cause many to become lost, and some even intentionally run away. Picks also have a unique telepathic ability and can sense peoples joy, the more one enjoys using a particular pick, the more likely it is to abandon its owner.
Flash takes all of his gadgets, dumps them in the ocean, picks up Bruce and takes him to an active volcano before Batman can even consider starting to think about blinking.
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