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pick up on sth

verb uk phrasal verb with pick   /pɪk/ us  

(RETURN)

to start talking again about something that someone said previously: Can I just pick up on your first point again, please?

(NOTICE)

to notice something that other people have not noticed: Only one newspaper picked up on the minister's statement.
Translations of “pick up on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 繼續, 重新回到,繼續(某一話題)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 继续, 重新回到,继续(某一话题)…
(Definition of pick up on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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