pick up on
phrasal 1. a. understand, appreciate b. to become aware of ; notice 2. to adopt as one's own ; take up

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  • pick up on something — in. to become alert to something; to take notice of something; to learn or catch on to something. □ She’s real sharp. She picks up on everything. □ The cop picked up on the word “persuader.” …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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  • pick up — 1) PHRASAL VERB When you pick something up, you lift it up. [V n P] He picked his cap up from the floor and stuck it back on his head... [V P n (not pron)] Ridley picked up a pencil and fiddled with it. 2) PHRASAL VERB When you pick …   English dictionary

  • pick up — v. 1) (d; intr.) to pick up after ( to clean up for ) (I was always picking up after them) 2) (slang) (d; intr.) to pick up on ( to continue ); ( to become aware of ) …   Combinatory dictionary

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