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prick

 (prĭk)
n.
1.
a. The act of piercing or pricking.
b. The sensation of being pierced or pricked.
2.
a. A persistent or sharply painful feeling of sorrow or remorse.
b. A small, sharp, local pain, such as that made by a needle or bee sting.
3. A small mark or puncture made by a pointed object.
4. A pointed object, such as an ice pick, goad, or thorn.
5. Chiefly British A hare's track or footprint.
6. Vulgar Slang A penis.
7. Vulgar Slang A person considered to be mean or contemptible, especially a man.
v. pricked, prick·ing, pricks
v.tr.
1.
a. To puncture lightly.
b. To make (a hole) by puncturing something.
2. To spur (a horse).
3. To affect with a mental or emotional pang, as of sorrow or remorse: criticism that pricked his conscience.
4. To impel as if with a spur; stimulate or provoke.
5. To mark or delineate on a surface by means of small punctures: prick a pattern on a board.
6. To pierce the quick of (a horse's hoof) while shoeing.
7. To transplant (seedlings, for example) before final planting.
8. To cause to stand erect or point upward: The dogs pricked their ears.
v.intr.
1. To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
2. To feel a pang or twinge from being pricked.
3.
a. To spur a horse on.
b. To ride at a gallop.
4. To stand erect; point upward: The dog's ears pricked at the noise.
Phrasal Verb:
prick off Nautical
To measure with dividers on a chart.
Idiom:
prick up (one's) ears
To listen with attentive interest.

[Middle English, from Old English prica, puncture.]

prick

(prɪk)
vb (mainly tr)
1.
a. to make (a small hole) in (something) by piercing lightly with a sharp point
b. to wound in this manner
2. (intr) to cause or have a piercing or stinging sensation
3. to cause to feel a sharp emotional pain: knowledge of such poverty pricked his conscience.
4. to puncture or pierce
5. to mark, delineate, or outline by dots or punctures
6. (usually foll by: up) to rise or raise erect; point: the dog pricked his ears up at his master's call.
7. (Horticulture) (usually foll by: out or off) to transplant (seedlings) into a larger container
8. (Navigation) (often foll by off) nautical to measure or trace (a course, distance, etc) on a chart with dividers
9. archaic to rouse or impel; urge on
10. (intr) archaic to ride fast on horseback; spur a horse on
11. prick up one's ears to start to listen attentively; become interested
n
12. the act of pricking or the condition or sensation of being pricked
13. a mark made by a sharp point; puncture
14. a sharp emotional pain resembling the physical pain caused by being pricked: a prick of conscience.
15. (Anatomy) a taboo slang word for penis
16. slang derogatory an obnoxious or despicable man
17. an instrument or weapon with a sharp point, such as a thorn, goad, bee sting, etc
18. (Zoology) the footprint or track of an animal, esp a hare
19. obsolete a small mark caused by pricking a surface; dot; point
20. kick against the pricks to hurt oneself by struggling against something in vain
[Old English prica point, puncture; related to Dutch prik, Icelandic prik short stick, Swedish prick point, stick]

prick

(prɪk)

n.
1. a puncture made by a needle, thorn, or the like.
2. the act of pricking: the prick of a needle.
3. the state or sensation of being pricked.
4. a sharp pain or feeling of discomfort caused by or as if by being pricked; twinge.
5. a sharp point or part; prickle.
6. Vulgar Slang.
a. penis.
b. a nasty, obnoxious, or contemptible person.
7. Obs. a pointed instrument or weapon.
v.t.
8. to pierce with a sharp point; puncture: I pricked my finger.
9. to affect with sharp pain, as from piercing.
10. to cause sharp mental pain to; sting, as with remorse: His conscience pricked him.
11. to urge on with or as if with a goad or spur.
12. to mark (a surface) with pricks or dots in tracing something.
13. to mark or trace by means of pricks or dots.
14. to cause to stand erect or point upward (usu. fol. by up): The dog pricked up its ears.
15. to lame (a horse) by driving a nail improperly into its hoof.
16. to transplant (a seedling) into a container that provides more room for growth (usu. fol. by out or off).
v.i.
17. to perform the action of piercing or puncturing something.
18. to have a sensation of being pricked.
19. to rise erect or point upward, as the ears of an animal (usu. fol. by up).
20. to spur or urge a horse on; ride rapidly.
Idioms:
prick up one's ears, to become very alert; listen attentively.
[before 1000; (n.) Middle English prike, Old English prica, price dot, point; (v.) Middle English priken, Old English prician; c. Dutch, Low German prik point]
prick′er, n.

prick


Past participle: pricked
Gerund: pricking

Imperative
prick
prick
Present
I prick
you prick
he/she/it pricks
we prick
you prick
they prick
Preterite
I pricked
you pricked
he/she/it pricked
we pricked
you pricked
they pricked
Present Continuous
I am pricking
you are pricking
he/she/it is pricking
we are pricking
you are pricking
they are pricking
Present Perfect
I have pricked
you have pricked
he/she/it has pricked
we have pricked
you have pricked
they have pricked
Past Continuous
I was pricking
you were pricking
he/she/it was pricking
we were pricking
you were pricking
they were pricking
Past Perfect
I had pricked
you had pricked
he/she/it had pricked
we had pricked
you had pricked
they had pricked
Future
I will prick
you will prick
he/she/it will prick
we will prick
you will prick
they will prick
Future Perfect
I will have pricked
you will have pricked
he/she/it will have pricked
we will have pricked
you will have pricked
they will have pricked
Future Continuous
I will be pricking
you will be pricking
he/she/it will be pricking
we will be pricking
you will be pricking
they will be pricking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pricking
you have been pricking
he/she/it has been pricking
we have been pricking
you have been pricking
they have been pricking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pricking
you will have been pricking
he/she/it will have been pricking
we will have been pricking
you will have been pricking
they will have been pricking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pricking
you had been pricking
he/she/it had been pricking
we had been pricking
you had been pricking
they had been pricking
Conditional
I would prick
you would prick
he/she/it would prick
we would prick
you would prick
they would prick
Past Conditional
I would have pricked
you would have pricked
he/she/it would have pricked
we would have pricked
you would have pricked
they would have pricked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prick - insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
2.prick - a depression scratched or carved into a surfaceprick - a depression scratched or carved into a surface
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
scotch, score - a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
3.prick - obscene terms for penisprick - obscene terms for penis    
penis, phallus, member - the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
4.prick - the act of puncturing with a small pointprick - the act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick"
puncture - the act of puncturing or perforating
Verb1.prick - make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"
needle - prick with a needle
pierce - make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh"
2.prick - cause a stinging painprick - cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"
ache, hurt, suffer - feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
prickle, prick - cause a prickling sensation
3.prick - raise; "The dog pricked up his ears"
erect, rear - cause to rise up
4.prick - stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
stab, jab - stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
5.prick - cause a prickling sensation
twinge, prick, sting - cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"
6.prick - to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
7.prick - deliver a sting toprick - deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
pierce - make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh"

prick

verb
1. pierce, stab, puncture, bore, pink, punch, lance, jab, perforate, impale She pricked her finger with a needle.
2. move, trouble, touch, pain, wound, distress, grieve Most were sympathetic once we had pricked their consciences.
3. sting, bite, smart, itch, tingle, prickle He could feel tears pricking his eyes.
noun
1. pang, smart, sting, spasm, gnawing, twinge, prickle She felt a prick on the back of her neck.
2. puncture, cut, hole, wound, gash, perforation, pinhole a tiny hole no bigger than a pin prick
prick up raise, point, rise, stand erect The dog's ears pricked up at the sound.
prick up your ears listen carefully, attend, pay attention, begin to take notice, be all ears (informal), concentrate on listening, pin your ears back, become attentive I pricked up my ears, and said, `What's that?'

prick

noun
1. A sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury:
Informal: misery.
2. A small mark or hole made by a sharp, pointed object:
3. A sharp, pointed object:
verb
Translations
العُضْو الذّكَريشَخْص حَقيرنَخْزَه، وَخْزَهوَخْز، نَخْزيَثْقُب
bodnutídírkaidiotocaspíchnout
prikrøvhulstikkepik
kaco
pistää neulalla
nabosti
megszúrtûszúrás
gatstingastingur
チクリと刺す
찌르다
bjaurybėbybisdilgtelėjimasįdurtiįsidurti
caurumiņšdūriensdurtdūrumsdzēliens
pula
blbec, otravný človekkuracpichnúť
kokotprebostizbodljajzbosti se
kuksticka
เจาะควย
batırmakbatmaboktan biridelmekhafifçe delmek
chọc

prick

[prɪk]
A. N
1. (= act, sensation) (with pin, needle) → pinchazo m; [of insect] → picadura f; [of spur] → espolada f; (with goad) → aguijonazo m
pricks of conscienceremordimientos mpl
to kick against the pricksdar coces contra el aguijón
2. (= penis) → polla f (Sp) , picha f (Sp) , pija f (esp LAm) , pinga f (esp LAm)
3. (= person) → gilipollas mf inv (Sp) , cojudo/a m/f (Bol, Peru), boludo/a m/f (Arg, Bol)
B. VT
1. (= puncture) [person, needle] → pinchar; [insect] → picar; (with spur) → dar con las espuelas a
to prick one's finger (with or on sth)pincharse el dedo (con algo)
2. (= goad) → aguijar
3. (= make hole in) → agujerear; (= mark with holes) → marcar con agujerillos
4. it pricked his consciencele remordía la conciencia
C. VI = prickle C
prick out VT + ADV (Hort) → plantar
prick up
A. VT + ADV to prick up one's ears (lit, fig) → aguzar el oído, parar la oreja (LAm)
B. VI + ADV the dog's ears pricked upal perro se le levantaron or aguzaron las orejas
his ears pricked up (fig) → aguzó el oído, pegó la oreja

prick

[ˈprɪk]
n
(= sensation) → piqûre f
(= penis) → bite f
(= worthless person) → connard m
vt
(with fork, skewer, needle)piquer
to prick o.s. → se piquer
to prick o.s. on sth → se piquer avec qch
to prick one's finger → se piquer le doigt
I've pricked my finger → Je me suis piqué le doigt.
prick up
vt sep
to prick up one's ears → dresser l'oreille, tendre l'oreille

prick

n
(= puncture, pricking sensation)Stich m; to give somebody/oneself a prickjdn/sich stechen; prick of conscienceGewissensbisse pl
(sl: = penis) → Schwanz m (sl)
(sl: = person) → Arsch m (vulg), → Arschloch nt (vulg)
vt
(= puncture) oneself, sbstechen; balloondurchstechen; blisteraufstechen; outline(durch Löcher) markieren; to prick holes in somethingLöcher in etw stechen; to prick one’s finger (with something)sich (dat)(mit etw) in den Finger stechen; to prick one’s finger (on something)sich (dat) (→ an etw dat) → den Finger stechen; to prick the bubble of something (fig)etw in sich zusammenfallen lassen; his conscience pricked himer bekam or hatte Gewissensbisse; it/she pricked his consciencees/sie bereitete ihm Gewissensbisse; tears pricked his eyes (liter)er fühlte die Tränen kommen
to prick one’s earsdie Ohren spitzen ? also prick up VT
vi (thorn, injection etc)stechen; (eyes)brennen

prick

:
prick-tease (sl)
vi she’s always prick-teasingsie geilt die Männer auf und lässt sie dann abblitzen (sl)
prick-teaser, prick-tease
n (sl) she’s just a pricksie geilt die Männer nur auf (sl)

prick

[prɪk]
1. n
a. (act, sensation) → puntura; (mark) → buco
pricks of conscience → rimorsi mpl di coscienza
b. (fam!) (penis) → cazzo; (person) → testa di cazzo (fam!)
2. vt (puncture, balloon, blister) → bucare; (subj, thorn, needle) → pungere; (conscience) → rimordere
to prick a hole in sth → fare un buco in qc
to prick one's finger (with/on sth) → pungersi un dito (con/su qc)
prick out prick off vt + adv (seedlings) → trapiantare
prick up vt + adv to prick up one's ears (also) (fig) → drizzare le orecchie

prick

(prik) verb
to pierce slightly or stick a sharp point into. She pricked her finger on a pin; He pricked a hole in the paper.
noun
1. (a pain caused by) an act of pricking. You'll just feel a slight prick in your arm.
2. a tiny hole made by a sharp point. a pin-prick.
3. (slang, vulgar) a penis.
4. (slang, vulgar) a nasty or contemptible person. He is such a prick!
prick (up) one's ears
(of an animal) to raise the ears in excitement, attention etc. The dog pricked up its ears at the sound of the doorbell.

prick

يَثْقُب propíchnout prik stechen κεντρίζω pinchar pistää neulalla piquer nabosti pungere チクリと刺す 찌르다 prikken prikke przekłuwać picar уколоть sticka เจาะ delmek chọc

prick

n. pinchazo; punzada; picadura, aguijón;
v. picar, punzar, aguijonear, pinchar.

prick

n pinchazo, piquete m; (vulg, penis) pene m; vt pinchar; to — oneself pincharse
References in classic literature ?
Evidently, he desired this prick of a trifling anguish, in order to assure himself, by that quality which he best knew to be real, that the garden, and the seven weather-beaten gables, and Hepzibah's scowl, and Phoebe's smile, were real likewise.
His intellectual gifts, his moral perceptions, his power of experiencing and communicating emotion, were kept in a state of preternatural activity by the prick and anguish of his daily life.
At intervals, he ran close up to the revolving border of the confusion, and prying into the heart of it with his pike, sought to prick out the object of his resentment.
A nice spot, cried Flask; just let me prick him there once.
He at once took a pin from his lapel and was going to prick his flesh, but Tom said:
She could smell the big bouquet of lilacs, see the pink-flounced parasol, feel the stiffness of the starched buff calico and the hated prick of the black and yellow porcupine quills.
Ben's read 'em to me many and many a time, but they slip out o' my mind again; the more's the pity, for they're good letters, else they wouldn't be in the church; and so I prick 'em on all the loaves and all the cakes, though sometimes they won't hold, because o' the rising--for, as I said, if there's any good to be got we've need of it i' this world--that we have; and I hope they'll bring good to you, Master Marner, for it's wi' that will I brought you the cakes; and you see the letters have held better nor common.
Then the youngest brother took his turn of guarding the windows, and to prevent his being overcome by sleep he placed a lot of thorns under his chin, so that if he felt drowsy and nodded his head, they would prick him and keep him awake.
It was the blast that saved the life of Little John, over in Barnesdale, for you and I have already seen how it caused the fond Sheriff to prick up his ears and stay the hanging, and go scurrying up over the hill and into the wood with his men in search of another victim.
I trust her feeling ill may not be from that unlucky prick of the safety-pin.
Besides, you forget, Caesar, an indigestion declares itself immediately, while a prick or a bite occasions a delay of a day or two.
If the truth must be told, they were sometimes as troublesome to the Giant as a swarm of ants or mosquitoes, especially as they had a fondness for mischief, and liked to prick his skin with their little swords and lances, to see how thick and tough it was.