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noun pickup pronunciation in American English /ˈpɪkʌp/
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  1. 1



    pickup truck

    [countable] a truck with an open back and low sides
  2. 2
    [countable] informal a stranger that you meet with the purpose of having a short sexual relationship with them
  3. 3
    [uncountable] American informal the power of a vehicle to accelerate (=go faster) quickly

    It’s a little car, but it has a lot of pickup.

  4. 5
    [countable] the part of a record player that touches the record and sends the sound to the speakers
  5. 6
    [countable] a place or time at which people, goods, or other things are collected

    They make deliveries in the mornings and pickups in the afternoons.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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