Definitions for prickprɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prickprɪk(n.)

  1. a puncture made by a needle, thorn, or the like.

    Category: Pathology

  2. the act of pricking:

    the prick of a needle.

  3. the state or sensation of being pricked.

    Category: Pathology

  4. a sharp pain or feeling of discomfort caused by or as if by being pricked; twinge.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Pathology

  5. a sharp point or part; prickle.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. Vulgar Slang. a nasty, obnoxious, or contemptible person.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

    Ref: penis.

  7. Obs. a pointed instrument or weapon.

  8. (v.t.)to pierce with a sharp point; puncture:

    I pricked my finger.

    Category: Pathology

  9. to affect with sharp pain, as from piercing.

    Category: Pathology

  10. to cause sharp mental pain to; sting, as with remorse:

    His conscience pricked him.

  11. to urge on with or as if with a goad or spur.

  12. to mark (a surface) with pricks or dots in tracing something.

  13. to mark or trace by means of pricks or dots.

  14. to cause to stand erect or point upward (usu. fol. by up):

    The dog pricked up its ears.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  15. to lame (a horse) by driving a nail improperly into its hoof.

  16. to transplant (a seedling) into a container that provides more room for growth (usu. fol. by out or off).

    Category: Botany

  17. (v.i.)to perform the action of piercing or puncturing something.

    Category: Pathology

  18. to have a sensation of being pricked.

  19. to rise erect or point upward, as the ears of an animal (usu. fol. by up).

    Category: Animal Behavior

  20. to spur or urge a horse on; ride rapidly.

Idioms for prick:

  1. prick up one's ears,to become very alert; listen attentively.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of prick:

bef. 1000; (n.) ME prike, OE prica, price dot, point; (v.) ME priken, OE prician; c. D, LG prik point

prick′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent(noun)

    a depression scratched or carved into a surface

  3. cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz(noun)

    obscene terms for penis

  4. prick, pricking(verb)

    the act of puncturing with a small point

    "he gave the balloon a small prick"

  5. prickle, prick(verb)

    make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn

    "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"

  6. prick, sting, twinge(verb)

    cause a stinging pain

    "The needle pricked his skin"

  7. prick up, prick, cock up(verb)

    raise

    "The dog pricked up his ears"

  8. goad, prick(verb)

    stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

  9. prickle, prick(verb)

    cause a prickling sensation

  10. prick(verb)

    to cause a sharp emotional pain

    "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"

  11. sting, bite, prick(verb)

    deliver a sting to

    "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. prick(noun)ɪk

    a very small hole

    a tiny prick in the ball

  2. prickɪk

    an annoying, unpleasant man

    What a prick!

  3. prickɪk

    a penis

    Nobody wants to see your prick.

  4. prick(verb)ɪk

    to make a very small hole in

    Prick the pastry all over.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prick

    that which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer

  2. Prick

    the act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse

  3. Prick

    a mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point

  4. Prick

    a point or mark on the dial, noting the hour

  5. Prick

    the point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the pin

  6. Prick

    a mark denoting degree; degree; pitch

  7. Prick

    a mathematical point; -- regularly used in old English translations of Euclid

  8. Prick

    the footprint of a hare

  9. Prick

    a small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco

  10. Prick(noun)

    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. Prick(noun)

    to fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to prick a knife into a board

  12. Prick(noun)

    to mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark; -- sometimes with off

  13. Prick(noun)

    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. Prick(noun)

    to ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to urge on; -- sometimes with on, or off

  15. Prick(noun)

    to affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse

  16. Prick(noun)

    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. Prick(noun)

    to render acid or pungent

  18. Prick(noun)

    to dress; to prink; -- usually with up

  19. Prick(noun)

    to run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail

  20. Prick(noun)

    to trace on a chart, as a ship's course

  21. Prick(noun)

    to drive a nail into (a horse's foot), so as to cause lameness

  22. Prick(noun)

    to nick

  23. Prick(verb)

    to be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks

  24. Prick(verb)

    to spur onward; to ride on horseback

  25. Prick(verb)

    to become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine

  26. Prick(verb)

    to aim at a point or mark

Freebase

  1. Prick

    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

prick(noun)

(a pain caused by) an act of pricking

You'll just feel a slight prick in your arm.

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