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Pickup   /pˈɪkˌəp/   Listen
Pickup

noun
1.
A light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard.  Synonym: pickup truck.
2.
A warrant to take someone into custody.
3.
Anything with restorative powers.  Synonym: pick-me-up.
4.
A casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships.
5.
The attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration.  Synonym: getaway.
6.
Mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge.  Synonyms: pickup arm, tone arm.
7.
An electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable.  Synonym: cartridge.
8.
The act or process of picking up or collecting from various places.
9.
The act of taking aboard passengers or freight.



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"Pickup" Quotes from Famous Books



... goods. The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and bilateral donors have provided funds to rehabilitate Tanzania's deteriorated economic infrastructure. Growth in 1991-99 has featured a pickup in industrial production and a substantial increase in output of minerals, led by gold. Natural gas exploration in the Rufiji Delta looks promising and production could start by 2002. Recent banking reforms have helped increase private sector growth and investment. Short-term ...
— The 2000 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.



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