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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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BAIC Grand Tiger G3 Single Cab Pickup patrons can enjoy free first year insurance (Oman and the UAE).
Like with car sharing apps, Yalla Pickup users can also choose from the different types and sizes of trucks, enter details of the pickup and drop off location using Google Maps, and ascertain the total estimated fare and order the nearest registered vehicle to complete the task.
Walmart has also introduced a mobile check-in feature for its online grocery pickup service.
Designed by a physicist and engineer, each Dialtone Pickup proudly is made in the United States, using premium processes, materials and components.
Alvadore Community Chest - Pickup dates are between 10 a.
Moreover, June is not normally a strong month seasonally for pickup truck sales as the majority of contractors wait until the second half of the year, closer to tax season, to buy new trucks.
The resilience of pickup trucks is evidenced by the fact that the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado were among the top 10 models sold in the Cash for Clunkers program during the summer of 2009.
CUTLINE: A police officer checks out the scene of an accident on Route 20 yesterday afternoon in which a motorcycle collided with a pickup truck.
Since Pickup joined WCF, the company has seen lower premiums, fewer accidents and higher financial returns.
Shrinkage of items, like laptops, is prevalent in the industry because of the lack of uniform packaging and serial number capture at the time of pickup.
Meanwhile, the Toyota Camry displaced the Dodge Ram pickup at No.
LANCASTER -- Two people were seriously injured in a collision between a big rig and a pickup truck that was passing slower-moving vehicles on two-lane Highway 138.
Pickup truck production capacity has been increased from 320,000 to 350,000 units in total, which is made up of 200,000 units in Samrong Plant, 50,000 units for Knockdown-based exports in Gateway Plant, and 100,000 units in GM Thailand.
said Monday it will shortly release a new pickup truck in Thailand, the biggest automobile market in Southeast Asia.
The basic idea is simple and similar to that of normal Helmholtz stabilization systems: a pickup sensor measures the ambient field value near the sensitive device, from which an error signal is derived with respect to a selectable set value.