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English definition of “pick on someone”

pick on someone

phrasal verb with pick
/pɪk/ verb
to treat one person badly in a group of people: He just started picking on me for no reason.
(Definition of pick on someone from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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