prick

  • 1 Prick — Prick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pricked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pricking}.] [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See {Prick}, n., and cf. {Prink}, {Prig}.] 1. To pierce slightly with a sharp pointed instrument or… …

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  • 2 Prick — Prick, n. [AS. prica, pricca, pricu; akin to LG. prick, pricke, D. prik, Dan. prik, prikke, Sw. prick. Cf. {Prick}, v.] 1. That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a… …

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  • 3 Prick — can refer to: * Prick (album), an album by the rock band The Melvins * A band or a self titled album by an industrial rock project led by Kevin McMahon (musician) * Prick , a single by the Australian band Something for Kate * Prick can be a slang …

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  • 4 prick — (n.) O.E. prica (n.) point, puncture, particle; prician (v.) to prick, from W.Gmc. *prikojanan (Cf. Low Ger. pricken, Du. prikken to prick ); Dan. prikke to mark with dots, Swed. pricka to point, prick, mark with dots are probably from Low German …

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  • 5 prick — [prik] n. [ME prike < OE prica, point, dot, akin to Du prik, MHG pfrecken] 1. a very small puncture or, formerly, dot, made by a sharp point 2. Archaic any of various pointed objects, as a thorn, goad, etc. 3. PRICKING 4. a sharp pain caused… …

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  • 6 prick|le — «PRIHK uhl», noun, verb, led, ling. –n. 1. a) a small, sharp point; thorn; spine: »One of the prickles on the rosebush caught in my thumb. b) Botany. a sharp point growing from the bark of a plant like a thorn but able to be peeled off. 2. a… …

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  • 7 Prick — (englisch wörtlich „Stachel“, meist übertragen vulgär „Penis“) ist eine Rock Band von Kevin McMahon, der auch ein anderes musikalisches Projekt mit dem Namen Lucky Pierre führt. Das selbstbetitelte Debüt Prick aus dem Jahr 1995 wurde von Trent… …

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  • 8 Prick — Album par Melvins Sortie Le 5 août 1994 Enregistrement Avril 1994 Durée 41 59 Genre Rock indépendant Metal Punk rock …

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  • 9 prick — ► VERB 1) press briefly or puncture with a sharp point. 2) feel a sensation as though a sharp point were sticking into one. 3) (often prick up) (chiefly of a horse or dog) make (the ears) stand erect when alert. 4) (prick out) plant (seedlings)… …

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  • 10 prick|et — prick|et1 «PRIHK iht», noun. 1. a sharp metal point on which to stick a candle. 2. a candlestick with such a point or points. ╂[Middle English pryket, perhaps < pryk prick + et et] prick|et2 «PRIHK iht», noun. a buck in his second year, with… …

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  • 11 Prick — Prick, v. i. 1. To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks. [1913 Webster] 2. To spur onward; to ride on horseback. Milton. [1913 Webster] A gentle knight was pricking on the plain. Spenser. [1913… …

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  • 12 prick — [n] small hole made by stab cut, gash, jab, jag, perforation, pinhole, prickle, puncture, stab, wound; concept 309 prick [v] stab, perforate bore, cut, drill, enter, hurt, jab, lance, pierce, pink, punch, puncture, slash, slit, smart, spur,… …

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  • 13 prick|ly — «PRIHK lee», adjective, li|er, li|est. 1. having many sharp points or thorns: »a prickly rosebush, the prickly porcupine. 2. sharp and stinging; smarting; itching: »Heat sometimes causes a pri …

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  • 14 prick — index enter (penetrate), lancinate, penetrate, pierce (lance), provocation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 15 prick — • prick, punkt, fläck, stänk …

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  • 16 Prick up — Your Ears    Drame de Stephen Frears, d après la biographie de John Lahr, avec Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn, Julie Walters, James Edward Grant.   Pays: Grande Bretagne   Date de sortie: 1987   Technique: couleurs… …

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  • 17 prick — vb 1 punch, puncture, *perforate, bore, drill Analogous words: *enter, pierce, probe, penetrate: Cut, slit, slash 2 *urge, egg, exhort, goad, spur, prod, sic Analogous words: stimulate, excite, pique, *provoke: * …

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  • 18 prick|er — «PRIHK uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that pricks. 2. any sharp pointed instrument. 3. Archaic. a horseman …

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  • 19 prick — prick1 [prık] v 1.) [T] to make a small hole in something using something sharp ▪ Prick the sausages before you grill them. prick yourself/prick your finger (=accidentally make a hole in your skin) ▪ She had pricked her finger on a rose thorn.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 prick — 1 verb 1 (T) to make a small hole in something, using a sharp point: Prick the pastry lightly with a fork. | prick yourself/prick your finger: Ouch! I ve pricked my finger with the needle. 2 (I, T) to feel an unpleasant stinging feeling on your… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English