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Definition of Prick

Prick

  1. That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer.
  2. The act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse.
  3. A mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point.
  4. A point or mark on the dial, noting the hour.
  5. The point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the pin.
  6. A mark denoting degree; degree; pitch.
  7. A mathematical point; -- regularly used in old English translations of Euclid.
  8. The footprint of a hare.
  9. A small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco.
  10. 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.
  11. To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to prick a knife into a board.
  12. To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark; -- sometimes with off.
  13. To mark the outline of by puncturing; to trace or form by pricking; to mark by punctured dots; as, to prick a pattern for embroidery; to prick the notes of a musical composition.
  14. To ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to urge on; -- sometimes with on, or off.
  15. To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse.
  16. To make sharp; to erect into a point; to raise, as something pointed; -- said especially of the ears of an animal, as a horse or dog; and usually followed by up; -- hence, to prick up the ears, to listen sharply; to have the attention and interest strongly engaged.
  17. To render acid or pungent.
  18. To dress; to prink; -- usually with up.
  19. To run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail.
  20. To trace on a chart, as a ship's course.
  21. To drive a nail into (a horse's foot), so as to cause lameness.
  22. To nick.
  23. To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks.
  24. To spur onward; to ride on horseback.
  25. To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine.
  26. To aim at a point or mark.

Prick Translations

prick in Dutch is lul, pik, leuter, snikkel, jongeheer
prick in German is Stachel
prick in Italian is pungere
prick in Spanish is pinchar, punzada
prick in Swedish is sting, sticka

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