pinprick


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pin·prick

 (pĭn′prĭk′)
n.
1. A slight puncture made by or as if by a pin.
2. An insignificant wound.
3. A minor annoyance.
tr.v. pin·pricked, pin·prick·ing, pin·pricks
To puncture with or as if with a pin.

pinprick

(ˈpɪnˌprɪk)
n
1. a slight puncture made by or as if by a pin
2. a small irritation
vb
(tr) to puncture with or as if with a pin

pin•prick

(ˈpɪnˌprɪk)

n.
1. any minute puncture made by a pin or the like.
2. a negligible irritation or annoyance.
[1745–55]

pinprick


Past participle: pinpricked
Gerund: pinpricking

Imperative
pinprick
pinprick
Present
I pinprick
you pinprick
he/she/it pinpricks
we pinprick
you pinprick
they pinprick
Preterite
I pinpricked
you pinpricked
he/she/it pinpricked
we pinpricked
you pinpricked
they pinpricked
Present Continuous
I am pinpricking
you are pinpricking
he/she/it is pinpricking
we are pinpricking
you are pinpricking
they are pinpricking
Present Perfect
I have pinpricked
you have pinpricked
he/she/it has pinpricked
we have pinpricked
you have pinpricked
they have pinpricked
Past Continuous
I was pinpricking
you were pinpricking
he/she/it was pinpricking
we were pinpricking
you were pinpricking
they were pinpricking
Past Perfect
I had pinpricked
you had pinpricked
he/she/it had pinpricked
we had pinpricked
you had pinpricked
they had pinpricked
Future
I will pinprick
you will pinprick
he/she/it will pinprick
we will pinprick
you will pinprick
they will pinprick
Future Perfect
I will have pinpricked
you will have pinpricked
he/she/it will have pinpricked
we will have pinpricked
you will have pinpricked
they will have pinpricked
Future Continuous
I will be pinpricking
you will be pinpricking
he/she/it will be pinpricking
we will be pinpricking
you will be pinpricking
they will be pinpricking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pinpricking
you have been pinpricking
he/she/it has been pinpricking
we have been pinpricking
you have been pinpricking
they have been pinpricking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pinpricking
you will have been pinpricking
he/she/it will have been pinpricking
we will have been pinpricking
you will have been pinpricking
they will have been pinpricking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pinpricking
you had been pinpricking
he/she/it had been pinpricking
we had been pinpricking
you had been pinpricking
they had been pinpricking
Conditional
I would pinprick
you would pinprick
he/she/it would pinprick
we would pinprick
you would pinprick
they would pinprick
Past Conditional
I would have pinpricked
you would have pinpricked
he/she/it would have pinpricked
we would have pinpricked
you would have pinpricked
they would have pinpricked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinprick - a minor annoyance
annoyance, botheration, irritation, vexation - the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
2.pinprick - small puncture (as if made by a pin)
puncture - a small hole made by a sharp object
Translations

pinprick

[ˈpɪnprɪk] N (lit) → pinchazo m (fig) → pequeña molestia f

pinprick

[ˈpɪnˌprɪk] npuntura di spillo
References in classic literature ?
Death seemed to follow instantly the slightest pinprick of a bowman's arrow, nor apparently did one ever miss its goal.
These pinpricks have stabbed me to the heart, and I have not the strength to bear it.
In addition, the very fine needle reduces the pinprick sensation, making shots less painful.
Hammond claims economic migrants will undermine Europe's standard of living, though he knows the 200,000 who came last year are a pinprick on a wealthy continent of 740million.
The BioSURE HIV Self Test gives results within 15 minutes of a pinprick test.
His sensation to light touch and pinprick was altered below T5 with an absence of sensation around the perianal region.
A finger pinprick test is all it takes and the results are available just 20 minutes later.
Washington, June 27 ( ANI ): ESA is building a prototype tester for crews on the International Space Station to provide diagnoses within a few minutes from a pinprick of blood.
If anything, a pinprick from which Assad emerges unscathed would simply enhance his stature and vindicate his conduct.
There is a pinprick of light at the end of the tunnel though folks - I am sure you will all be delighted to hear.
The European Union budget is just a pinprick in comparison with the five-year long collapse of corrupt banking and exploitative capitalism, and yet the Labour Party is drawn like a moth to the flame at the prospect of a cheap populist coup over the coalition, a move so right wing that even the neo-Thatcherite Tony Blair warned against it.
1 (Modality) Touch, vibration, warm, cold, tingling, itch, pinprick, pinch, crush, movement No.