Rep vs Pick_up - What's the difference?

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Rep is a related term of pick_up.

As an initialism rep

is repose en paix/rip.

As a verb pick_up is

(lb) to lift; to grasp and raise.

As a noun pick_up is




(wikipedia rep)

Etymology 1

Clippings of various words beginning with "rep".


(en noun)
  • (countable)   .
  • Try not to make it easy for the tabloids to ruin your rep .
  • (weightlifting, countable)   .
  • I get a better bicep workout if I use less weight and more reps .
  • (countable)   .
  • When I requested tickets for Nassau, my rep just put me on hold.
    John Doe is a participant in the House of Rep s.
  • (theater, uncountable)   .
  • She did her time in reps before she made the grade in West End theatre.


  • To represent; to act as a representative for.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=Hal G. Evarts, title=The Settling of the Sage, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Bentley, the man who repped for Slade, carried the air and the rest joined in. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=1994, date=November 4, author=Bill Wyman, title=Evanston's New Music Hall/Veruca Salt Grow Up/Schmitsville, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=He left to help the Reader set up its national advertising arm, went back to Rolling Stone for five years, repped other magazines, and finally set up his own company, which currently scouts ads for the Atlantic, Spin, Discover, and a publication called Disney Adventures. }}
  • (knitting) repeat
  • * 2011 , Hannah Fettig, Closely Knit: Handmade Gifts For The Ones You Love (page 44)
  • Rep' neck dec EOR 4 times more, AND AT THE SAME TIME, ' rep armhole dec EOR 4 (4,5) times more

    Etymology 2

    Back-formation from (reps), misinterpreted as a plural.


    (en noun)
  • (textiles) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.
  • * 1923 , Theodore Dreiser, The Color of a Great City
  • Underfoot is a rich brown marble from the shores of Lake Champlain. The wainscoting is of green rep and red Numidian marble.


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  • (lb) To lift; to grasp and raise.
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  • To collect an object, especially in passing.
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  • *
  • *:"I don't want to spoil any comparison you are going to make," said Jim, "but I was at Winchester and New College." ¶ "That will do," said Mackenzie. "I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. Then I ran away and sold papers in the streets, and anything else that I could pick up a few coppers by—except steal."
  • To clean up; to return to an organized state.
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  • *1967 , (Beverly Cleary), (Mitch and Amy) , 2009 edition, ISBN 9780688108069, p.28:
  • *:The floor was strewn with bright snips of origami paper, a crumpled drawing, and one dirty sock, which Amy now shoved under the bed with her foot. ¶ "You're lucky," said Marla. "My mother makes me pick up my room every single day."
  • (lb) To collect a passenger.
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  • (lb) To collect and detain (a suspect).
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  • (lb) To improve, increase or speed up.
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  • (lb) To restart or resume.
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  • *2012 July 18, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises
  • *:Picking up eight years after The Dark Knight left off, the film finds Gotham enjoying a tenuous peace based on Harvey Dent’s moral ideals rather than the ugly truth of his demise.
  • (lb) To learn, to grasp; to begin to understand.
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  • (lb) To receive (a radio signal or the like).
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  • To notice, detect or discern, often used with "on".
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  • (lb) To point out (a person's behaviour, habits or actions) in a critical manner.
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  • To meet and seduce somebody for romantic purposes, especially in a social situation.
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  • To answer a telephone. See pick up the phone.
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  • To pay for.
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  • To reduce the despondency of.
  • *1973 (released 1974), (Lynard Skynyrd), (Sweet Home Alabama)
  • *:they pick' me ' up when I'm feeling blue
  • To take control (physically) of something.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 29, author=Chris Whyatt, work=BBC
  • , title= Chelsea 1-0 Bolton , passage=Bolton were then just inches from taking the lead, but the dangerous-looking Taylor drilled just wide after picking up a loose ball following Jose Bosingwa's poor attempted clearance.}}
  • (lb) To mark, to defend against an opposition player by following them closely.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 18, author=David Dulin, work=BBC
  • , title= Cardiff 0-2 Stoke , passage=And soon after, no-one picked up Shotton who was free to power a 12-yard header over from another Pennant corner, before Pennant sent a free kick straight at Cardiff keeper Tom Heaton.}}
  • To record, to notch up.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 28, author=Tom Rostance, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Arsenal 2-1 Olympiakos , passage=And the home side survived without any late scares to pick up the first win of their Group F campaign.}}


  • Derived terms

    * pick up artist * pick up joint * pick up line * pick up on * pick up stitches * pick up truck * pick up what someone is putting down English phrasal verbs