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pickupnoun

 us   /ˈpɪkˌʌp/
  • 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.

pickupadjective

 us   /ˈpɪkˌʌp/
  • pickup adjective (INFORMAL)

(of games) not officially organized: The basketball courts bustled with pickup games.
(Definition of pickup from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"pickup" in British English

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pickupnoun

uk   /ˈpɪk.ʌp/  us   /ˈpɪk.ʌp/

pickupadjective [only before noun]

/ˈpɪk.ʌp/  us /ˈpɪk.ʌp/ US informal
A pickup game is one that has not been officially organized: The basketball courts bustled with pickup games.
(Definition of pickup from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pickup" in Business English

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pickupnoun

(also pick-up) uk   us   /ˈpɪkʌp/
[S] COMMERCE an increase or improvement in profits, sales, spending, etc.: a pickup in sth Analysts said the pickup in sales was the result of heavy discounting by retailers.
[C] (also pickup truck) TRANSPORT a small truck with an open part at the back in which goods can be carried: He pulled up to the site in a pickup full of bricks.
[C or U] the act of collecting goods or people from a particular place: Recyclable materials can be left on the sidewalk for pickup. Your purchases can be delivered or collected from the pickup point.
(Definition of pickup from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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