Definitions for prickprɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a puncture made by a needle, thorn, or the like.
the act of pricking:
the prick of a needle.
the state or sensation of being pricked.
a sharp pain or feeling of discomfort caused by or as if by being pricked; twinge.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Pathology
a sharp point or part; prickle.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Vulgar Slang. a nasty, obnoxious, or contemptible person.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
Obs. a pointed instrument or weapon.
(v.t.)to pierce with a sharp point; puncture:
I pricked my finger.
to affect with sharp pain, as from piercing.
to cause sharp mental pain to; sting, as with remorse:
His conscience pricked him.
to urge on with or as if with a goad or spur.
to mark (a surface) with pricks or dots in tracing something.
to mark or trace by means of pricks or dots.
to cause to stand erect or point upward (usu. fol. by up):
The dog pricked up its ears.
Category: Animal Behavior
to lame (a horse) by driving a nail improperly into its hoof.
to transplant (a seedling) into a container that provides more room for growth (usu. fol. by out or off).
(v.i.)to perform the action of piercing or puncturing something.
to have a sensation of being pricked.
to rise erect or point upward, as the ears of an animal (usu. fol. by up).
Category: Animal Behavior
to spur or urge a horse on; ride rapidly.
Idioms for prick:
prick up one's ears,to become very alert; listen attentively.
Origin of prick:
bef. 1000; (n.) ME prike, OE prica, price dot, point; (v.) ME priken, OE prician; c. D, LG prik point
asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB(noun)
insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent(noun)
a depression scratched or carved into a surface
cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz(noun)
obscene terms for penis
the act of puncturing with a small point
"he gave the balloon a small prick"
make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn
"The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"
prick, sting, twinge(verb)
cause a stinging pain
"The needle pricked his skin"
prick up, prick, cock up(verb)
"The dog pricked up his ears"
stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
cause a prickling sensation
to cause a sharp emotional pain
"The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
sting, bite, prick(verb)
deliver a sting to
"A bee stung my arm yesterday"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a very small hole
a tiny prick in the ball
an annoying, unpleasant man
What a prick!
Nobody wants to see your prick.
to make a very small hole in
Prick the pastry all over.
that which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer
the act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse
a mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point
a point or mark on the dial, noting the hour
the point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the pin
a mark denoting degree; degree; pitch
a mathematical point; -- regularly used in old English translations of Euclid
the footprint of a hare
a small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco
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
to fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to prick a knife into a board
to mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark; -- sometimes with off
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
to ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to urge on; -- sometimes with on, or off
to affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse
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
to render acid or pungent
to dress; to prink; -- usually with up
to run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail
to trace on a chart, as a ship's course
to drive a nail into (a horse's foot), so as to cause lameness
to be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks
to spur onward; to ride on horseback
to become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine
to aim at a point or mark
Prick is the sixth album by the Melvins, which was released in 1994 through Amphetamine Reptile Records. Because at the time the Melvins already had a contract with Atlantic, Prick was released with the band name in mirror writing. The album displays a distinctly experimental quality, going as far as King Buzzo stating in an interview that Prick is "a total noise crap record we did strictly for the weirdness factor. Complete and utter nonsense, a total joke.". The band wanted to call the album Kurt Kobain but changed it after Cobain's death to eliminate the possibility of people mistaking it for a tribute record. Melvins also jokingly remarked that Kurt Cobain actually is the titular "prick", because he died and therefore forced them to change the album's name.
Translations for prick
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a pain caused by) an act of pricking
You'll just feel a slight prick in your arm.
- prik, steekAfrikaans
- وَخْز، نَخْزArabic
- picadaPortuguese (BR)
- der StichGerman
- درد؛ گزگزFarsi
- oštra bolCroatian
- 찔린 상처Korean
- dūris, dilgtelėjimasLithuanian
- dūriens; dzēliensLatvian
- sakit apabila dicucukMalay
- درد؛ گزگزPersian
- وړوكي زخم،دردPashto
- stick, styngSwedish
- 刺痛Chinese (Trad.)
- sự chọcVietnamese
- 刺痛Chinese (Simp.)
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