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English definition of “pick on sb”

pick on sb

verb uk phrasal verb with pick   /pɪk/ us  
B2 to criticize, punish, or be unkind to the same person often and unfairly: He gets picked on by the other boys because he's so small. Why don't you pick on someone your own size?Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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