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

 

pick up on

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    pick up on something

     
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  1. 1to notice something and perhaps react to it She failed to pick up on the humor in his remark.
  2. 2to return to a point that has already been mentioned or discussed If I could just pick up on a question you raised earlier.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pick up on