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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypick up on
he/she/itpicks up on
present participlepicking up on
past tensepicked up on
past participlepicked up on
  1. 1
    pick up on something to talk in more detail about something that someone has mentioned
    I’d just like to pick up on a couple of points that you made.
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  2. 2
    pick up on something to react to something that has happened or that you have noticed
    She had expected Dan to pick up on her insult.
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  3. 3
    to notice something that is not very obvious
    This is something you would expect a skilled negotiator to pick up on.
  4. 4
    pick someone up on something to correct someone who has made a mistake, or to criticize them for doing something wrong
    She’s always picking me up on my grammar.
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