pickup vs pick up

pickup pick up

Definitions

  • 1) US, Canada A pickup truck.
  • 2) The act of answering a telephone.
  • 3) An instance of approaching someone and engaging in romantic flirtation and courting with the intent to pursue romance, a date, or a sexual encounter. See also pick-up line, pick-up joint, pickup artist.
  • 4) video games An item that can be picked up by the player, conferring some benefit or effect; a power-up.
  • 5) US, Canada The act of a challenging party or candidate winning an electoral district held by an incumbent party or candidate. See also gain
  • 6) An electronic device for detecting sound, vibration, etc., such as one fitted to an electric guitar or record player.
  • 7) attributive Impromptu or ad hoc, especially of sports games.
  • 8) Slang A stranger with whom casual acquaintance is made, usually in anticipation of sexual relations.
  • 9) The apparatus used for such reception.
  • 10) The reception of light or sound waves for conversion to electrical impulses.
  • 11) One that picks up, especially.
  • 12) The tone arm of a record player.
  • 13) Slang An arrest by a law enforcement officer.
  • 14) The rotary rake on a piece of machinery, such as a harvester, that picks up windrowed hay or straw.
  • 15) The apparatus for transmitting a broadcast from an outside place to the broadcasting station.
  • 16) Informal A hitchhiker.
  • 17) A pickup truck.
  • 18) A telecast originating outside a studio.
  • 19) Passengers or freight.
  • 20) Informal An improvement in condition or activity.
  • 21) One that is picked up, especially.
  • 22) Accounting A balance brought forward.
  • 23) The act or process of picking up.
  • 24) Capacity for acceleration.
  • 25) A transducer that converts vibrations, as of a phonograph needle or guitar string, into electrical impulses for subsequent conversion into sound.
  • 26) Previous journalistic copy to which succeeding copy is added.
  • 27) Sports The act of striking or fielding a ball after it has touched the ground.
  • 28) (Automobiles) acceleration; a measure of the ability of a vehicle to accelerate.
  • 29) One that is picked up, as a meal hastily got up for the occasion, a chance acquaintance, an informal game, etc.
  • 30) (Elec.) That which picks up
  • 31) Act of picking up, as, in various games, the fielding or hitting of a ball just after it strikes the ground.
  • 32) a social companion for the evening who is met without prior arrangement, as at a singles bar; also, the act of joining with such a companion in that fashion.
  • 33) (Electronics) a component of a phonograph which contains the stylus and also components for converting the vibrations of the stylus into electrical impulses for subsequent processing into sound; often referred to as a cartridge; also, the process of converting vibrations into electrical impulses.
  • 34) a hitchhiker who has been picked up.
  • 35) (Electronics) the conversion of sound or light into electrical signals in a sound or image recording or transmitting device.
  • 36) (Vehicles) a small truck having an enclosed driver's compartment (cab) but an open rear with usually low sides and a tailgate. Also called pickup truck.
  • 37) the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places
  • 38) the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration
  • 39) a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships
  • 40) anything with restorative powers
  • 41) the act of taking aboard passengers or freight
  • 42) an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
  • 43) a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard
  • 44) In printing, types already composed and previously used, claimed by the type-setter as his own composition.
  • 45) Being, relating to, or involving a group of people assembled informally for a temporary purpose.

Definitions

  • 1) US A pickup truck.
  • 2) An instance of approaching someone and engaging in romantic flirtation and courting with the intent to pursue romance, a date, or a sexual encounter. See also pick-up line, pick-up joint, pickup artist.
  • 3) The act of collecting and taking away something or someone, usually in a vehicle. The time the act occurs.
  • 4) tennis A half-volley.
  • 5) attributive An impromptu athletic game.
  • 6) transitive To collect and detain (a suspect).
  • 7) intransitive To improve, increase, or speed up.
  • 8) transitive To collect an object, especially in passing.
  • 9) transitive To receive (a radio signal or the like).
  • 10) transitive To learn, to grasp; to begin to understand.
  • 11) transitive To collect a passenger.
  • 12) To meet and seduce somebody for romantic purposes, especially in a social situation.
  • 13) soccer To mark, to defend against an opposition player by following them closely.
  • 14) To record, to notch up
  • 15) transitive or intransitive To answer a telephone. See pick up the phone.
  • 16) transitive To point out (a person's behaviour, habits, or actions) in a critical manner.
  • 17) transitive or intransitive To clean up; to return to an organized state.
  • 18) intransitive To restart or resume.
  • 19) To reduce the despondency of.
  • 20) To pay for.
  • 21) To take control (physically) of something.
  • 22) by extension To notice, detect or discern, often used with "on".
  • 23) transitive To lift; to grasp and raise.

Examples

  • 1) Some time later, standing by the side of the road, confused, he hitched a ride in a battered, colorless pickup.
  • 2) Well, here are just a few things: 5-star safety rating for front impact crash tests¥ Consumers Digest Best Buy Award winner‡‡ Most dependable, longest lasting pickup on the road* Most fuel efficient full-size pickup** Visit O'Regan's Chevrolet on Robie to load up with this offer today.
  • 3) Buy Award winner‡‡ Most dependable, longest lasting pickup on the road* Most fuel efficient full-size pickup** Visit O'Regan's Chevrolet on Robie to load up with this offer today.
  • 4) Road hunting from a pickup is a popular method employed by the lazy, too.
  • 5) I failed to mention that the kid's pickup is a Z-71.
  • 6) Rookie Landry Fields watched video of his teammates before he arrived at camp, and said Mr. Gallinari is a different player in pickup (games) than I've seen him.
  • 7) The Secret Service wouldn't like it, but maybe a Brown-Obama ride in a pickup is exactly what Massachusetts ordered on Tuesday.
  • 8) The pickup is as good an expression as any of American independence in 2010.
  • 9) ‘They may be work trucks, but pickups needn't be laborious to drive, the No.2 auto maker maintains.’
  • 10) ‘The lane is subjected to daily traffic from automobiles, loaded pickups, dump trucks, and tractor-trailer trucks.’
  • 11) ‘I leaned against the door on the passenger side of the pickup, as far away from him as I could get.’
  • 12) ‘Meanwhile, sales of high-polluting sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and vans boom.’
  • 13) ‘There you'll most likely see examples from two very competitive North American segments - midsize cars and compact pickups.’
  • 14) ‘Nearby, police found a pickup truck on its side with 17 rocket launchers and a crude firing mechanism inside.’
  • 15) ‘While there were four-wheel-drive vehicles that predated the military Jeep, they were mostly highly specialized trucks and pickups.’
  • 16) ‘Although the park is claimed to be off-limits to motorized vehicles, several city-owned trucks and pickups were seen driving around.’
  • 17) ‘He parked the pickup on the side of the street, and got out.’
  • 18) ‘The calf was then lowered over the side of the pickup to the ground.’
  • 19) ‘Some of these accessories are acquired to prevent damage to the bed or sides of a pickup.’
  • 20) ‘Commercial automobile insurance covers owned, leased, non-owned, and hired automobiles, such as vans, pickups, and buses used at your facility.’
  • 21) ‘It had a neat yellow paint job and a black satellite dish bolted to its roof, and the driveway was packed with three late-model vehicles - two extended-cab pickups and a 30-foot motor home.’
  • 22) ‘Camels contended in the narrow streets with armored vehicles, pickups with oversized wheels, and late-model luxury cars.’
  • 23) ‘In photographs from the early twentieth century, field crews cluster around buckboard wagons or Model T Fords, replaced in more recent photos by weathered pickups and four-wheel-drive vehicles.’
  • 24) ‘The popularity of pickups as pleasure vehicles has led to the development of luxurious features and accessories, fueling sales growth.’
  • 25) ‘These days, about half of those vehicles are SUVs, pickups and mini-vans.’
  • 26) ‘A lot of momentum is going into crossover vehicles and four-door pickups.’
  • 27) ‘It dominated the enormously profitable market for pickups and sport-utility vehicles.’
  • 28) ‘On the other hand, pickups and SUVs have become more capable as tow vehicles over the years.’
  • 29) ‘The object is to go around collecting pickups within increasingly difficult time limits.’
  • 30) ‘That is, he can schedule, by the hour, equipment delivery and pickups at a project that best fits construction schedules.’
  • 31) ‘Back then, messenger companies would lump all the pickups and deliveries together on one invoice.’
  • 32) ‘Unionized truckers have also refused to cross to make deliveries or pickups.’
  • 33) ‘I realized today that if I lived in a house instead of a condo and had weekly trash and recycling pickups to worry about, I probably wouldn't let the newspapers and plastic bottles pile up in bags for weeks without taking them downstairs.’
  • 34) ‘It was leading edge in Canada and it included a team of flying doctors who traveled with the aircraft, making pickups throughout the province, bringing the patients to the tertiary care centers in Winnipeg.’
  • 35) ‘We decided that in the future, when a truck returned from a pickup, we would put all the boxes in a temporary holding area marked by a cone.’
  • 36) ‘It's best to take outgoing mail to the post office, especially if it contains checks or important documents, rather than leaving it outside your front door for pickup.’
  • 37) ‘Carpets cleaned and rolled and pre-positioned for easy pickup stood beside stacks and mounds of linens and bedding and pillows and a host of other household goods.’
  • 38) ‘The Park Service provided all ground transportation, including pickup from the Airport, 30 miles away.’
  • 39) ‘You're assuming I'm in favor of municipal trash pickup.’
  • 40) ‘According to Judy's story, the trash pickup netted 90-100 bags of trash.’
  • 41) ‘Customers will purchase the mailers from frame shops and use them to ship damaged photos or certificates via the shipping company's drop box or home pickup.’
  • 42) ‘Never leave mail for pickup at home or at the office; take your outgoing correspondence directly to the post office or drop it in a USPS mailbox.’
  • 43) ‘Their driver then moves to the terminal for pickup.’
  • 44) ‘Most dealers offer delivery and pickup of large equipment and, except for very large equipment, do not require an operator's license.’
  • 45) ‘When the bags are full, or sooner if it takes a long time to fill one, they should be securely closed and stored for pickup by the hazardous waste disposal company.’
  • 46) ‘We inflated our AIRSAVE flotation vests, jumped in the balmy 64-degree water and awaited pickup.’
  • 47) ‘When they signaled for pickup, the crew chief talked the pilot down to a 30-foot hover and started hoisting.’
  • 48) ‘Nevertheless, he disconnected, swam to the survivor, checked him for injuries, and signaled for pickup.’
  • 49) ‘What's the worst pickup line you've ever heard?’
  • 50) ‘He liked betting with friends in regards of who of them came up with the best pickup line, or about who of them gathered more telephone numbers in one night out.’
  • 51) ‘Spike and Bob have challenged listeners to call in and give Lauren their best pickup lines.’
  • 52) ‘Tired of the cheesy pickup lines you hear while hitting the bar circuit?’
  • 53) ‘Date rapes have occurred at every stage of involvement, ranging from a pickup in a bar to a first date to a steady relationship.’
  • 54) ‘There's no doubt exactly what's on Mitchum's mind, whether he's eyeing up a pickup in a bar or breaking an egg in his fist and smearing the yolk over the mother's shoulders and neck.’
  • 55) ‘How do I explain to my children that Dad was nothing more than a pickup in a bar?’
  • 56) ‘It seems that she should use a better strategy for finding a husband than some pickup in a bar.’
  • 57) ‘A pickup in the economy, a rise in interest rates to improve fixed income returns, and a recovery in the stock market should make everything better.’
  • 58) ‘Fed officials in recent speeches have said they don't expect a pickup in the economy before next year.’
  • 59) ‘If long-term rates rise with a pickup in the economy and increasing demand for capital, the bonds will lose value.’
  • 60) ‘After all, consumers can't possibly keep leading this recovery without a pickup in job growth, can they?’
  • 61) ‘Despite a pickup in the retail and real-estate sectors, confidence in the economy remains stubbornly elusive.’
  • 62) ‘There could also be a pickup in credit off-take in the second half of the fiscal, which should improve the bank's core earnings.’
  • 63) ‘More broadly, our results show no clear or necessary relationship between a pickup in jobs lost to trade and weakness in the U.S. labor market.’
  • 64) ‘Moreover, they are not overly worried about a pickup in inflation, even if the recovery arrives earlier and turns out to be stronger than they expect.’
  • 65) ‘Shareholders say they've heard that before, and they're looking for help in figuring out when the shares will rise ahead of a pickup in sales.’
  • 66) ‘Still, the lack of a pickup in buying has eroded profits and forced the computer makers to eliminate thousands of jobs this year.’
  • 67) ‘But many analysts are concerned that growth could fade without a pickup in hiring.’
  • 68) ‘She said this pointed to a pickup in the permanent IT recruitment market next year.’
  • 69) ‘It is true that there has been a pickup in some of the indicators of capital goods spending.’
  • 70) ‘State higher-education construction, as well as other categories, will benefit from a pickup in state general-fund revenues.’
  • 71) ‘Likewise, a pickup in retail sales is likely to trigger hiring at store chains, where 19,000 jobs were lost in the third-quarter.’
  • 72) ‘Business is flat and no customers have said they see a pickup in business anytime soon.’
  • 73) ‘Shipping firms also benefited from a pickup in demand.’
  • 74) ‘In the bad old days of the inflation-wracked 1970s and 1980s, any pickup in prices was something to be feared.’
  • 75) ‘The October producer and consumer price indexes suggest at least a small dollar-related pickup in inflation outside of energy and food.’
  • 76) ‘With inventories so low, the coming pickup in demand will have to be met with a rise in production.’
  • 77) ‘Contact rates have not been affected when a message can be delivered to a live pickup or answering device.’
  • 78) ‘They were more like microphones than modern day pickups with a fixed anode and charged, stretched diaphragm.’
  • 79) ‘I'll need to get a pickup to play electric, and I'll probably try and somehow combine it with my Dictaphone and laptop.’
  • 80) ‘The music they had heard in the stands came softly through their acoustic pickups and into their helmets.’
  • 81) ‘That noise is only apparent when you play 78s on an electrical pickup, which amplifies the scratch along with the music.’
  • 82) ‘Use a good quality turntable to play the LP. The pickup cartridge should be properly aligned and the stylus should be in good condition and clean.’
  • 83) ‘The pickup is where it all starts, and can be a difficult purchase, especially when you realise that the things have, relatively speaking, a limited lifespan compared with the other components in a system.’
  • 84) ‘The net result is that whenever the stylus is in the groove of rotating record the pickup is subjected to an additional inward force.’
  • 85) ‘The pickup uses a nude elliptical diamond stylus.’
  • 86) ‘Recording a five-string Fender bass with active pickups, I switched the impedance to 47k.’
  • 87) ‘So, the noise of the toy gets amplified by your guitar pickup?’
  • 88) ‘The guitarist wanted to track the sound of the guitar's piezo bridge pickup and the acoustic sound simultaneously.’
  • 89) ‘The quarter inch plug which runs from the amplifier to the guitar is electrically wired to the pickups.’
  • 90) ‘We began to find new pickups and microphone systems for the cellos that allowed us to be loud without feedback.’
  • 91) ‘I get no discernible hum pickup over that length.’
  • 92) ‘I finally allowed my eyes to close as the sounds of the ocean picked up through an underwater microphone that emitted its pickup through speakers in the room.’
  • 93) ‘We demonstrated that the remaining imbalance was dominated by the pickup loops.’
  • 94) ‘With this set-up it is shown even with much larger background noise and pickup noises, white noise level can be easily measured in seconds.’
  • 95) ‘Many popular songs have a few preliminary "pickup" notes leading to the opening bar and its downbeat.’
  • 96) ‘At the beginning of a song, you might have an incomplete bar called a pickup bar that leads in to the first full bar of the song.’
  • 97) ‘However, if the pickup bar is counted as measure 1, the main structural point is correctly placed at bar 56.’
  • 98) ‘Every once in a while, usually for pickup notes, the tempo is either faster or slower than the rest of the piece.’
  • 99) ‘There are different techniques for counting pickup notes but if a pickup note is used at the beginning of a piece of music, the last measure much be an incomplete measure to make up for it.’
  • 100) ‘Pressing a button on the rear of the fishing reel disengages the line pickup thus allowing the line to fly off of the spool.’
  • 101) ‘This closed-face spinning reel has a cup-shaped pickup head provided with notches for winding fishing line onto a normally stationary spool upon rotation of the pickup head about the spool.’
  • 102) ‘The dual pickup pins collect the superline every time, even from the first crank of the handle.’
  • 103) ‘Even when you get in an informal pickup game, work on your skills.’
  • 104) ‘There's also a large recreation area where I watched a placid game of pickup basketball.’
  • 105) ‘He survived a motorcycle crash earlier this year - he wasn't wearing a helmet - only to severely dislocate his right wrist in a pickup basketball game.’
  • 106) ‘At the end of the film, however, the hot violence of the city street will congeal and give way to a pickup basketball game: Violence, in turn, gives way to sport.’
  • 107) ‘The coach looked down on a pickup basketball game and said, ‘See that little kid?’’
  • 108) ‘For the past ten years I have been a proud participant in the oldest established pickup basketball game in New York City.’
  • 109) ‘Frequently, everyone ends the day with a game of pickup basketball or a communal lounge around the pool.’
  • 110) ‘Your ego used to be the only thing that got bruised during pickup basketball games.’
  • 111) ‘He stayed away from basketball this summer, and only began running pickup games with teammates two weeks ago.’
  • 112) ‘On occasion my dad would come and join us kids for a pickup game of baseball.’
  • 113) ‘Kids who used to play pickup basketball at city courts now show up at community centers and summer leagues for structured games sponsored by public and private groups.’
  • 114) ‘Your gym time also transfers over into your other activities, such as pickup basketball, flag football, softball or mountain biking.’
  • 115) ‘Players are encouraged to play pickup basketball or racquetball.’
  • 116) ‘At the new gym facilities, structured times have been setup for pickup games that involve various sports.’
  • 117) ‘The boys and I have used them in our pickup games for years and hardly anyone gets injured.’
  • 118) ‘Although I played at least ten years of organized ball, some of my favorite memories involve pickup games with my brothers and the kids from the neighborhood.’
  • 119) ‘That summer, determined to prove that coach wrong, he rose at 6 a.m. to work on his skills, and then spent all day playing pickup games.’
  • 120) ‘A bunch of people from town played a pickup game.’
  • 121) ‘Regular pickup games and leagues abound in our area.’
  • 122) ‘Anyone can wander in and play a pickup game of touch football.’

Examples

  • 1) Some time later, standing by the side of the road, confused, he hitched a ride in a battered, colorless pickup.
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