pick on somebody


pick on somebody

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • have a bone to pick with somebody — have a ˈbone to pick with sb idiom (informal) to be angry with sb about sth and want to discuss it with them Main entry: ↑boneidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick — pick1 W1S1 [pık] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(choose something)¦ 2¦(flowers/fruit etc)¦ 3¦(remove something)¦ 4 pick your way through/across/among etc something 5 pick your nose 6 pick your teeth 7 pick somebody s brains 8 pick a quarrel/fight (with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pick on — why don t you pick on somebody your own size? Syn: bully, victimize, tyrannize, torment, persecute, criticize, harass, hound, taunt, tease; informal get at, have it in for, be down on, needle …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • pick a fight (with somebody) — pick a ˈfight/ˈquarrel (with sb) idiom to deliberately start a fight or an argument with sb • He had drunk too much and was ready to pick a fight with anyone who crossed his path. Main entry: ↑pickidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick a quarrel (with somebody) — pick a ˈfight/ˈquarrel (with sb) idiom to deliberately start a fight or an argument with sb • He had drunk too much and was ready to pick a fight with anyone who crossed his path. Main entry: ↑pickidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick somebody up on something — ˌpick sb ˈup on sth derived to mention sth that sb has said or done that you think is wrong • I knew he would pick me up on that slip sooner or later. Main entry: ↑pickderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick somebody's pocket — pick sb s ˈpocket idiom to steal sth from sb s pocket without them noticing • The back pocket on a pair of jeans is the easiest one to pick. related noun ↑pickpocket Main entry: ↑pickidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick somebody off — ˌpick sbˈoff derived (informal) to aim carefully at a person, an animal or an aircraft, especially one of a group, and then shoot them • Snipers were picking off innocent civilians. Main entry: ↑pickderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick somebody's brains — pick sb s ˈbrains idiom (informal) to ask sb a lot of questions about sth because they know more about the subject than you do Main entry: ↑pickidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick out — verb 1. pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives (Freq. 4) Take any one of these cards Choose a good husband for your daughter She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her • Syn: ↑choose, ↑take,… …   Useful english dictionary


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