pick somebody up on something

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.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

  • pick at — verb 1. pluck or pull at with the fingers (Freq. 1) She picked nervously at the buttons of her blouse • Syn: ↑pluck at, ↑pull at • Hypernyms: ↑pull • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick off — verb 1. shoot one by one (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑shoot, ↑pip • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody 2. pull or pull out sharply (Freq. 1) pluck the flowers off the bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick apart — verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws The paper criticized the new movie Don t knock the food it s free • Syn: ↑knock, ↑criticize, ↑criticise • Ant: ↑praise ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick up — verb 1. take and lift upward (Freq. 22) • Syn: ↑lift up, ↑gather up • Hypernyms: ↑raise, ↑lift, ↑elevate, ↑get up, ↑bring up …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick over — verb separate or remove The customer picked over the selection • Syn: ↑sieve out • Hypernyms: ↑choose, ↑take, ↑select, ↑pick out • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • Somebody in the Snow — Infobox Album Name = Somebody in the Snow Type = Album Artist = Jandek Released = 1990 Recorded = Unknown Genre = Blues Rock/ Lounge/Avant garde Length = 40:30 Label = Corwood Industries Producer = Corwood Industries Last album = The Living End… …   Wikipedia

  • pick up the gauntlet — verb be dared to do something and attempt it • Syn: ↑take a dare • Hypernyms: ↑try, ↑seek, ↑attempt, ↑essay, ↑assay • Verb Frames: S …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand-pick — verb pick personally and very carefully the director hand picked his new team • Hypernyms: ↑pick • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s somebody * * * handˈ pick transitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

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