English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'pick up'

(phrasal verb) 
Definition
to improve in health or condition
Industrial production is beginning to pick up.
Synonyms
,
recover
The stock market index fell by 80% before it began to recover.
, ,
get better
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bounce back
He is young enough to bounce back.
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make progress
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make a comeback (informal)
, ,
turn the corner
,
gain ground
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take a turn for the better
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be on the road to recovery
(phrasal verb) 
Definition
to improve in health or condition
A good meal will help you to pick up.
Synonyms
recover
He is recovering after sustaining a knee injury.
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improve
She had improved so much the doctor cut her dosage.
,
rally
He rallied enough to thank his doctor.
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get better
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mend
He must have an operation to mend torn knee ligaments.
The arm is broken, but you'll mend.
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perk up
She perked up and began to laugh.
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turn the corner
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be on the mend
,
take a turn for the better
His fortunes belatedly took a turn for the better.
(phrasal verb) 
The sheltering trees round about rustled as the wind picked up.
Synonyms
get stronger
,
strengthen
As it strengthened, the wind was veering southerly.
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blow stronger
See pick
(noun) 
a pick-up in the housing market
Synonyms
improvement
The system we've just introduced has been a great improvement.
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recovery
In many sectors of the economy the recovery has started.
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rise
the prospect of another rise in interest rates
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gain
House prices showed a gain of nearly 8% in June.
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rally
After a brief rally, shares returned to 126p.
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strengthening
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revival
There is no chance of a revival in car sales.
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upturn
There has been a modest upturn in most parts of the industry.
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change for the better
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upswing
(noun) 
Synonyms
, ,
revving (informal)
,
speed-up

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bounce back
Definition
to recover one's health, good spirits, confidence, etc., easily
He is young enough to bounce back.
Synonyms
be heartened,
get back on your feet
in the sense of gain
House prices showed a gain of nearly 8% in June.
in the sense of mend
Definition
to heal or recover
He must have an operation to mend torn knee ligaments.The arm is broken, but you'll mend.
Synonyms
get better,
be all right,
be cured,

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