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pickup

noun  /ˈpɪkˌʌp/ us  

pickup noun (GETTING)

[C] the act of getting something or someone: Trash pickups are on Tuesdays and Fridays. We arranged the pickup for ten o’clock.

pickup noun (INCREASE)

[U] an increase in something that has different levels at different times: Next year is expected to show some pickup in inflation. [U] Pickup in a vehicle is its power to increase its rate of speed: The car is easy to turn but it lacks pickup.

pickup

adjective  /ˈpɪkˌʌp/ us  

pickup adjective (INFORMAL)

(of games) not officially organized: The basketball courts bustled with pickup games.
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