: to assume responsibility for guarding (an opponent) in an athletic contest
: to provide needed support or assistance to (someone who has faltered or failed, such as a teammate who has made an error) in a collaborative effort
… Burns allowed only five hits and did not issue a walk. She also picked up her teammates after several fielding errors.—John Knebels
We have faith. We don't panic. Even in all these one-run ballgames, we have trust in each other that we're going to pull it out. We pick each other up. On days we're not pitching it great, our offense gets going and vice versa.—Marco Gonzales
The fee pays for garbage pickup.
The school bus was late for its afternoon pickup.
The truck is scheduled to make a pickup today. Adjective
He plays with pickup bands at nightclubs.
What's the pickup scene like in this city? Verb
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Recent Examples on the Web
Since the shooting, the man's pickup truck has been towed from the store's parking lot, per the New York Post, and has been searched along with Jones' home.—Christina Coulter, Fox News, 23 Nov. 2023 Clark was in the Ram pickup with his girlfriend, according to Smith.—Marilyn Heck, ABC News, 21 Nov. 2023 Home delivery and curbside pickup helped Sam’s Club’s e-commerce net sales grow 16%.—arkansasonline.com, 17 Nov. 2023 For four seconds, Nathaniel Veltman floored the gas pedal, hurtling his pickup truck toward a Muslim family of five out for an evening walk in London, Ontario, killing four of them.—Vjosa Isai, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 And on some large pickups, the hoods are almost at eye level for many adults.—Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 14 Nov. 2023 Two of her siblings, Natalie, 15, and Kody, 14, help her box the produce and load it into a pickup, while her brother Blake, 11, helps pull weeds.—Cathy Free, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Those who buy directly from Apple.com can get free two-hour delivery from their local Apple store or in-store pickup.—Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Nov. 2023 Hazmat suits will be available at pickup, along with a vial of antidote and a settlement release form from the government.—Claire Friedman, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023
That seems to be taking pickup basketball way too literally.—Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Oct. 2023 The result has been an unusual but also distinctly Texan sort of boomtown — row after row of affordable homes and trailers, taquerias and pickup trucks — emerging where not long before there had been nothing.—J. David Goodman Danielle Villasana, New York Times, 8 Oct. 2023 Earlier that year, Amazon was an investor in a $700 million financing round for the EV startup, which makes electric SUVs and pickup trucks in addition to the Amazon electric delivery vans.—Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 18 Oct. 2023 The video, which The Post has reviewed but could not immediately verify, appears to show two young men on the floor of a pickup truck with their hands tied behind their backs.—Imogen Piper, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 In this instance, a white couple in a pickup truck surveilled and took photos of three Black teens riding their bikes from CVS Pharmacy to Walgreens in the Beech Grove suburb outside of Indianapolis, Indiana.—Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 4 Oct. 2023 Civilians in Gaza crammed possessions into cars, taxis and pickup trucks in a mass rush toward the south.—Helen Regan, CNN, 13 Oct. 2023 On motorcycles and in pickup trucks, the assailants surged into Israel, overwhelming at least eight military bases and waging terrorist attacks against civilians in more than 15 villages and cities.—Ronen Bergman, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2023 Militants here are gathered in groups on the back of pickup trucks where one of the men can be seen running through the fence on foot before launching a missile from a handheld device.—Victoria Beaule, ABC News, 12 Oct. 2023
After the wider media and collector community picked up on Perez’s claim, the piece sold for just over $453,600—still a hefty price, but far below expectations.—Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 1 Dec. 2023 The development meant that Pedri has played 45 minutes or more for Barca in 100 games, in a landmark that should have been reached last season had he not been sidelined with an injury picked up against Manchester United in the Europa League.—Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Christopher Nolan won best director for Oppenheimer, which also picked up a best cinematography award.—Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Nov. 2023 The story picks up from the first season in which Irish investigators probed a series of bombings in Belgium.—Patrick Frater, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 The great wealth transfer is picking up steam among the wealthiest.—Juliet Chung, WSJ, 30 Nov. 2023 Many shoppers also picked up the second-generation AirPods Pro.
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Get nearly a month's supply of teeth whitening with this Crest Whitestrips kit, which includes 44 strips and two one-hour treatments.—Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 29 Nov. 2023 Awards: The Heroes Gotham Needs The Gotham Awards were handed out on Monday night, and, as mentioned, Past Lives picked up the night’s top honor.—Joe Reid, Vulture, 29 Nov. 2023 The story picks up a year or so later, with the Slough House staff still moldering.—Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 See More
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