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pick up speed

1. Literally, to begin moving faster; to accelerate. The sled picked up speed as it slid down the hill.
2. To become more valuable. Don't sell your house just yet—homes in this area should pick up speed in the summer.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pick up ˈspeed

go faster: The train began to pick up speed.
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