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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.
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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
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pin•prick

(ˈpɪnˌprɪk)

n.
1. any minute puncture made by a pin or the like.
2. a negligible irritation or annoyance.
[1745–55]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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Translations

pinprick

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

[ˈpɪnˌprɪk] npuntura di spillo
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