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pick-me-up

(pĭk′mē-ŭp′)
n. Informal
A drink, often an alcoholic beverage, taken as a stimulant or a cure for a hangover.

pick-me-up

n
informal a tonic or restorative, esp a special drink taken as a stimulant

pick′-me-up`



n.
1. something, as a drink or snack, taken to restore one's energy or good spirits.
2. any restorative.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pick-me-up - anything with restorative powers; "she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her"
corrective, restorative - a device for treating injury or disease
2.pick-me-up - a tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor)
restorative, tonic - a medicine that strengthens and invigorates

pick-me-up

noun (Informal) tonic, drink, pick-up (slang), bracer (informal), refreshment, stimulant, shot in the arm (informal), restorative When you need a pick-me-up, try peppermint oil.

pick-me-up

noun
Informal. A medicine that restores or increases vigor:
Informal: bracer.
Translations

pick-me-up

[ˈpɪkmiːʌp] Nestimulante m; (= drink) → bebida f tonificante (Med) → tónico m, reconstituyente m
he tends to pop into the pub on the way home for a pick-me-upsuele pasarse por el pub de camino a casa para ponerse a tono
this bath oil is the ideal pick-me-up after a hard day at workesta esencia de baño te deja como nuevo después de un día duro de trabajo

pick-me-up

[ˈpɪkmiːˌʌp] n (fam) (drink) → goccetto; (tonic) → tonico
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