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Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to cause mental or emotional discomfort to
“A few times a month, thoughts of her mother creep into her mind and prick her conscience.”
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Present participle for to taunt or annoy someone
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Present participle for to drive spiritually or urge someone on
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Present participle for to undermine, especially someone's mood, ideas or feelings
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Present participle for to make a long, narrow superficial wound or mark on a surface, especially skin
Noun
An unpleasant sensation caused by physical illness or injury
Noun
A sensation that prickles
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(somewhat rare) The act of stabbing something, especially with a sharp or pointed object
Noun
The cutting made by the hewer at the side of the face
Adjective
Having or causing a tingling or itching sensation
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