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Noun
A small hole or mark made by pricking something
“A tiny hole no bigger than a pin prick.”
Noun
A sharp pain caused by being pierced with a sharp point
“She couldn't help but feel the prick of pins and needles running up and down her arms.”
Noun
A sharp unpleasant sensation usually felt in some specific part of the body
“She felt a prick on the back of her neck.”
Noun
A sudden feeling of an unpleasant emotion
“A prick of fear nibbled at her new - found joy and she opened the door slowly.”
Noun
Penis (vulgar)
Noun
Highly unpleasant man
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Noun
A wound inflicted by a snake, insect, or spider
Noun
An amphibian similar to a frog with shorter back legs and a drier, more ragged skin
Noun
Thorny bush
Noun
The action or process of penetrating something
Noun
A pointed end, often sharp, abruptly terminating an organ, such as a projection at the tip of a leaf
Noun
Allergy test
Noun
An incentive to get something done
Noun
A poking or thrusting motion
Noun
A spiked stick used for driving cattle
Verb
To pierce lightly with a sharp point
Prick the potatoes all over with a fork.”
Verb
Feel a sensation as though a sharp point were sticking into one
“She felt her scalp prick and her palms were damp.”
Verb
Cause mental or emotional discomfort to
“It may or may not prick someone's conscience to cause them to come forward, even if it's just a passenger.”
Verb
Provoke to action
“They were only pricked into action in the last 15 minutes after struggling Walsall had gone ahead with a lovely move.”
Verb
To fix by the point
“Taking the lead as the field straightened for home, Pegasus charged down the middle of the stretch with his ears pricked, signally he still had plenty left.”
Verb
To attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
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Experience or cause to experience a slight prickling or stinging sensation
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To strike or pick up with the beak
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Cause a tingling sensation in
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To drive spiritually or urge someone on
Verb
To extend outward beyond a usual point
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To convince not to try or do
Verb
To cause a sudden collapse of (mood or feeling)
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