Definition of “pick up” - English Dictionary

“pick up” in American English

See all translations

pick up

phrasal verb with pick us /pɪk/ verb [ T ]

(IMPROVE/INCREASE)

to improve an activity or increase an amount:

Retailers are starting to see sales pick up again.
The truck picked up speed slowly.

(Definition of “pick up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“pick up” in Business English

See all translations

pick up

phrasal verb with pick uk /pɪk/ us verb [ T ]

to improve:

When business picks up he'll probably offer permanent jobs to the most valued employees.

(Definition of “pick up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)