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pickup

noun uk   /ˈpɪk.ʌp/ us  

pickup noun (COLLECTION)

[C] the act of picking someone or something up, or the place where it happens: The pickup point for the long-distance coaches is now in the new bus station. [C] informal a person who is picked up: The taxi driver said I was the first pickup that he'd had all evening.

pickup noun (SIGNAL)

pickup noun (INCREASE)

[S] an increase or improvement: There's been a pickup in the share value.have good/bad pickup US (of a car) to be able/unable to increase speed quickly

pickup noun (TRUCK)

pickup

adjective [only before noun] us  /ˈpɪk.ʌp/ US informal
A pickup game is one that has not been officially organized: The basketball courts bustled with pickup games.
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