pick up speed/momentum

Definition of pick up speed/momentum

  1. :  to begin to have more speed/momentum The cyclists quickly picked up speed as they headed down the mountain. His campaign has begun to pick up momentum.

Word by Word Definitions

pickplay
  1. :  to pierce, penetrate, or break up with a pointed instrument

    :  to remove bit by bit

    :  to remove covering or adhering matter from

  1. :  a blow or stroke with a pointed instrument

    :  the act or privilege of choosing or selecting :  choice

    :  the best or choicest one

  1. :  a heavy wooden-handled iron or steel tool pointed at one or both ends — compare mattock

    :  toothpick

    :  picklock

  1. :  to throw or thrust with effort :  hurl

    :  to throw (a shuttle) across the loom

  1. :  the act of pitching or throwing

    :  something thrown

    :  a throw of the shuttle

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

speedplay
  1. :  prosperity in an undertaking :  success

    :  the act or state of moving swiftly :  swiftness

    :  rate of motion: such as

  1. :  to prosper in an undertaking

    :  get along, fare

    :  to make haste

momentumplay
  1. :  a property (see property 1a) of a moving body that the body has by virtue of its mass (see 2mass 1c) and motion and that is equal to the product of the body's mass and velocity

    :  a property of a moving body that determines the length of time required to bring it to rest when under the action of a constant force or moment

    :  strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events


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