1. To take and lift upward; SYN. lift up, gather up.
2. To take up by hand
3. To lift out or reflect from a background, as of a color
4. To receive perceptual input: receive a signal, receive news, receive a verdict, etc.; SYN. receive.
5. To give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift.
6. To get in addition, as an increase
7. To buy casually or spontaneously
8. To meet someone for sexual purposes
9. When the speed, level, or condition of something increases or improves, it picks up.