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pick-up artist

A man devoted to using a specific set of strategies in order to seduce ("pick up") women, and who perhaps instructs other men in how to do the same. You know how everyone tells you to just be yourself when talking to a girl? Well, a pick-up artist will tell you to do the opposite.
See also: artist

pickup

1. n. something eaten or drunk to boost energy; a pick-me-up. Bartender, I need a little pickup.
2. n. a sudden increase in something, such as speed or tempo in music. There will be a pickup in sales during the Christmas season.
3. mod. spontaneous; unplanned. (see also scratch.) A pickup game can be fun if the sides are evenly matched.
4. n. an arrest. (Underworld.) Send Sergeant Townsend out to make the pickup.
5. n. someone whose acquaintance is made solely for sexual purposes. She’s no date. She’s just a pickup.
6. n. the power of a car’s engine as reflected in the car’s ability to reach a high speed quickly. Little cars hardly ever have enough pickup.
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Dialtone Pickups are constructed with premium materials and components, including aluminum cases, which are more costly but offer superior functionality as compared to plastic cases, which commonly are used in the guitar pickup industry.
It was also reported that Ford expects that four new engines in its 2011 F-series pickups will help it increase its sales lead over General Motors Co and its Chevrolet and GMC lineup of pickup trucks, led by the Chevy Silverado.
With all the attention being paid to small cars, it's appropriate to pause and take stock of the situation for the vehicle at the other end of the weight ratings, the mighty pickup truck.
of Total 2006 Year Model Vehicles Type Registered Registrations 1 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 3,936 3.
To launch the new vehicle, the automaker has restyled the exterior and interior of the D-MAX pickup model released in 2002, while giving the new model higher engine power and better fuel economy.
SANTA CLARITA - A private waste hauler will take over Santa Clarita's free curbside pickup of old electronic devices whose innards are too hazardous to be dumped in the trash.
Unlike SUVs, pickups come in only two basic sizes, compact and large.
New Mexico challenged its FICA liability for 1983-86, arguing that, because the pickup and resulting salary reductions were mandated by state law, there was no salary reduction "agreement" and the state was not liable for FICA taxes on those contributions.
Beginning in January 2012, this new capability also will be available for customers scheduling LTL freight pickups in UPS WorldShip([R])and My LTL Freight.
Magnetic pickups are the box-like devices found under the strings on the body of an electric guitar.
Now they are applying themselves to the light truck market and are bolstering their strong positions in minivans, SUVs, and crossover utility vehicles, with a foray into pickups.
More casual restaurants are now designating counter space for takeout ordering or pickup and in some instances have installed curbside take-away.
Sanipac, a commercial garbage hauler in Eugene-Springfield, will do free curbside pickups for nonflocked Christmas trees Saturday and Jan.
Regardless of which scheduled Pickup Option customers choose, they don't need to make any phone calls or requests online; scheduled pickups occur automatically.
com)-- Dialtone PIckups, an early-stage startup based in Livermore, California, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the development of their infinitely tone-adjustable electric guitar pickup.