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English definition of “pickup”

pickup

noun (INCREASE)    /ˈpɪk.ʌp/
[S] an increase or improvement: There's been a pickup in the share value.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing have good/bad pickup US (of a car) to be able/unable to increase speed quicklyThe engine and engine partsEngines and motors
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