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Verb
To pierce with a small and sharp point
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“Take out the stones with a silver toothpick or bodkin as gently as possible or, if this is too troublesome, prick the fruit with a needle.”
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To feel a sensation as though being pierced with a small and sharp point
“She felt her scalp prick and her palms were damp.”
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To erect or point upwards
“The trainer, a young woman in jodhpurs, is working on getting the mare to prick her ears for a click and a treat.”
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To provoke to action
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“They do not need the stimulus of an oath to prick them into action.”
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To cause mental or emotional discomfort to
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“A few times a month, thoughts of her mother creep into her mind and prick her conscience.”
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To insult or put down, especially in a spiteful way
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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 convince not to try or do
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To make a long, narrow superficial wound in the skin of
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Noun
A small hole or mark made by pricking something
“When thick hair follicles are removed from the grain of the leather, they can leave a hole the size of a pin prick on the surface.”
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The act of piercing, or being pierced, with a sharp point
“I might be persuaded that it is so had I never tasted sugar or salt, never smelt a rose or hemlock, or never felt spring warmth or the prick of a needle.”
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An unpleasant (physical or emotional) sensation
“Caroline felt a prick at the back of her neck and swatted at whatever bug had bitten her.”
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(slang, offensive) A highly unpleasant, offensive or unintelligent person
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“Each day, he would log on to social media with his troll account and proceed to act like a prick.”
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(slang, vulgar) The male genitalia
“The nihilist then threatened to cut off the dude's prick.”
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An unpleasant or detestable person
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The action or process of penetrating something
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The state or quality of being mucronate
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Thorny bush
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Allergy test
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An incentive to get something done
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A poking or thrusting motion
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A spiked stick used for driving cattle
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