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Verb
Present participle for to pierce lightly with a sharp point
Prick the potatoes all over with a fork.”
Verb
Present participle for feel a sensation as though a sharp point were sticking into one
“She felt her scalp prick and her palms were damp.”
Verb
Present participle for 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
Present participle for 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
Present participle for 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.”
Noun
An unpleasant sensation caused by physical illness or injury
Noun
(somewhat rare) The act of stabbing something, especially with a sharp or pointed object
Noun
A sensation that prickles
Noun
Nicking
Adjective
Having or causing a tingling or itching sensation
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