What is pick up?

Some articles on pick:

Florida Gators Women's Basketball - WNBA Basketball Players
... Monique Cardenas - Drafted with the 53rd overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft by the Portland Fire after the Fire folded following her first season, she retired from professional ...
Pick And Roll - Notable Uses
... Boozer also utilized the high-screen pick and roll to great success, and similarly Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire when they were paired on the Phoenix Suns ... According to Synergy Sports Technology, use of the pick and roll in the NBA rose from 15.6% of total plays in the 2004–05 NBA season to 18.6% in ... The pick and roll is also used extensively in box lacrosse, the sport played in the National Lacrosse League ...
Pick And Roll - Other Variations
... Variations of the pick and roll are the pick and pop (or pick and fade), where the screener moves for an open jump shot instead of rolling to the basket, or the pick and ...
Heath Shuler - Professional Football Career
... taken by the Washington Redskins with the third overall pick ... play contributed to a quarterback controversy with fellow 1994 draft pick Gus Frerotte ... Shuler was traded to the New Orleans Saints for a fifth-round pick in the 1997 draft and a third-round pick in 1998 ...
... A pickaxe or pick is a hand tool with a hard head attached perpendicular to the handle ... a pickaxe has a head with a pointed end and a blunt end, and a pick has both ends pointed, or only one end but the international Oxford Dictionary of English states that both words mean the same, i.e ... A Mandrill is a miner's smallish pick for use in confined spaces ...

More definitions of "pick up":

  • (verb): Get in addition, as an increase.
    Example: "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home"
  • (verb): Eat by pecking at, like a bird.
    Synonyms: peck
  • (verb): Lift out or reflect from a background.
    Example: "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile"
  • (verb): Buy casually or spontaneously.
    Example: "I picked up some food for a snack"
  • (verb): Perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily.
    Synonyms: catch
  • (verb): Give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift.
    Example: "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway"
  • (verb): Meet someone for sexual purposes.
    Example: "He always tries to pick up girls in bars"
  • (verb): Take up by hand.
    Example: "He picked up the book and started to read"
  • (verb): Recieve (perceptual input).
    Example: "Pick up a signal"
    Synonyms: receive

Famous quotes containing the words pick up and/or pick:

    Pick up and read, pick up and read.
    St. Augustine (354–430)

    There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. It’s another thing, though, to hold up that cloth for inspection.
    John Gregory Brown (20th century)

    Research shows clearly that parents who have modeled nurturant, reassuring responses to infants’ fears and distress by soothing words and stroking gentleness have toddlers who already can stroke a crying child’s hair. Toddlers whose special adults model kindliness will even pick up a cookie dropped from a peer’s high chair and return it to the crying peer rather than eat it themselves!
    Alice Sterling Honig (20th century)

    There is no magic decoding ring that will help us read our young adolescent’s feelings. Rather, what we need to do is hold out our antennae in the hope that we’ll pick up the right signals.
    —The Lions Clubs International and the Quest Nation. The Surprising Years, III, ch.4 (1985)