pick on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theypick on
he/she/itpicks on
present participlepicking on
past tensepicked on
past participlepicked on
  1. pick on someone to keep treating someone badly or unfairly, especially by criticizing them

    Why do you always pick on me?

    1. a.
      pick on someone your own size informal used for telling someone to stop criticizing or attacking someone who is smaller or weaker than them
See also main entry: pick