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English definition of “pick sb up on sth”

pick sb up on sth

verb uk phrasal verb with pick   /pɪk/ us  
to criticize someone about something they have said: "I want to pick you up on the point you made a few minutes ago about personal morality, Archbishop." His teacher picked him up on his pronunciation.Chastising and rebuking
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