pick-up


pick-up
'pick-up
n
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1¦(vehicle)¦
2¦(improvement)¦
3¦(collection)¦
4¦(person)¦
5¦(music)¦
6¦(speed)¦
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1.) ¦(VEHICLE)¦ especially AmE a small truck with low sides that is used for carrying goods
2.) ¦(IMPROVEMENT)¦
an improvement in something which will be good for economic success
pick-up in
There are signs of a pick-up in high street spending.
3.) ¦(COLLECTION)¦ [U and C]
an occasion when someone or something is collected from a place
The price includes travel from your local pick-up point in the UK to your hotel in Paris.
trash pick-up
4.) ¦(PERSON)¦ informal
a stranger that you meet in a bar, at a party etc and have sex with
5.) ¦(MUSIC)¦
an electronic part on a musical instrument, especially an electric ↑guitar, that makes the sound louder
6.) ¦(SPEED)¦[U]
AmE the rate at which a vehicle can increase its speed
It was a small car, but it had good pick-up.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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