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'pickup' - used as a noun
1. a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard
2. a warrant to take someone into custody
put out a pickup on that man
3. anything with restorative powers
she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her
4. a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships
5. the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration
his car has a lot of pickup
6. mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge
7. an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
8. the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places
garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays
9. the act of taking aboard passengers or freight

'pickup' - used as a verb
10. take and lift upward
11. take up by hand
He picked up the book and started to read
12. give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway
13. gather or collect
She picked up the children at the day care center
They pick up our trash twice a week
14. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
15. get in addition, as an increase
The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home
16. take into custody
17. buy casually or spontaneously
I picked up some food for a snack
18. register (perceptual input)
pick up a signal
19. lift out or reflect from a background
The scarf picks up the color of the skirt
His eyes picked up his smile
20. meet someone for sexual purposes
he always tries to pick up girls in bars
21. fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
22. get better
Her performance in school picked up
23. perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
The dog picked up the scent
24. eat by pecking at, like a bird
25. gain or regain energy
I picked up after a nap
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