prick

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1 prick /ˈprɪk/ verb
pricks; pricked; pricking
1 prick
/ˈprɪk/
verb
pricks; pricked; pricking
Learner's definition of PRICK
[+ object] : to make a very small hole in (something) with a sharp pointed object
[+ object] : to cause a sharp, painful feeling on or in (part of your body)
literary
◊ If tears prick your eyes, you begin to feel tears in your eyes.
[+ object] : to make (someone) feel guilt, shame, regret, etc.
of an animal : to cause (the ears) to point upward
[+ object]
[no object]
used figuratively of people
2 prick /ˈprɪk/ noun
plural pricks
2 prick
/ˈprɪk/
noun
plural pricks
Learner's definition of PRICK
[count]
: an act of making a small hole in something with a sharp pointed object
: a feeling of pain caused by being touched by something sharp or pointed
: a slight, sharp feeling of sadness, regret, etc.
informal + offensive : penis
informal + offensive : a very bad or unpleasant man
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