pick up speed


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Related to pick up speed: in stride, give it a shot, slow on the uptake

pick up speed

to increase speed. The train began to pick up speed as it went downhill. The car picked up speed as we moved into the left lane.
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pick up speed

to increase in value or degree Stocks picked up speed in the final hour of trading this afternoon.
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