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Definition of pick on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


pick on

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    pick on somebody/something

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  1. 1to treat someone unfairly, by blaming, criticizing, or punishing them The other girls picked on her because of her size.
  2. 2to choose someone or something He picked on two of her statements that he said were untrue.
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