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noun     pickup pronunciation in American English
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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.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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