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prick

noun (n)

  • insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • a depression scratched or carved into a surface (noun.shape)
    Synonym: dent, incision, scratch, slit
    source: wordnet30
  • obscene terms for penis (noun.body)
    Synonym: cock, dick, pecker, peter, putz, shaft, tool
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of puncturing with a small point (noun.act)
    Synonym: pricking
    Example:
    He gave the balloon a small prick.
    source: wordnet30
  • That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn (verb.contact)
    Synonym: prickle
    Example:
    The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause a stinging pain (verb.perception)
    Synonym: sting, twinge
    Example:
    The needle pricked his skin.
    source: wordnet30
  • raise (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The dog pricked up his ears.
    source: wordnet30
  • stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick (verb.contact)
    Synonym: goad
    source: wordnet30
  • cause a prickling sensation (verb.perception)
    source: wordnet30
  • to cause a sharp emotional pain (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience.
    source: wordnet30
  • deliver a sting to (verb.contact)
    Synonym: bite, sting
    source: wordnet30
  • To pierce slightly with a sharp- pointed instrument or substance; to make a puncture in, or to make by puncturing; to drive a fine point into; as, to prick one with a pin, needle, etc.; to prick a card; to prick holes in paper. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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