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English definition of “pick up on sth”

pick up on sth

(NOTICE) phrasal verb with pick     /pɪk/ verb
to notice something that other people have not noticed: Only one newspaper picked up on the minister's statement.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
(Definition of pick up on sth (NOTICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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