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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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These pinpricks have stabbed me to the heart, and I have not the strength to bear it.
Death seemed to follow instantly the slightest pinprick of a bowman's arrow, nor apparently did one ever miss its goal.
Its attack left small puncture wounds like two pinpricks.
this kind point: we pinpricks If you're athletic and organised enough, you could probably race around a dozen or so museums, palaces, heritage centres and landmarks, hopping on and off a succession of clean, punctual and modern trains, trams and buses in the process, saving yourself a small fortune.
But it's a trick of the night, these pinpricks tell the story of the world, poking holes in the darkness to let the light in.
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As a child, I'd accompany my mother every year to the marketplace in Pardes Katz, a suburb of Ramat Gan, to go see the thickset man who stood there, his white shirt speckled with tiny pinpricks of blood, leaning against dirty green crates stuffed with frantic foul.
Well imagine a squishy ink blotter which dispenses a super-sheer, base through pinpricks in the 'cushion'.
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We can do our part by adding whatever power we can to the forces of "good." We can start by embracing the suffering that naturally comes our way, as we live our life and do our work, and offering the small pinpricks of every day as our contribution to the boundless power of our father God.
Two tiny pinpricks perhaps, but put a whole lot of pinpricks into an opaque piece of paper and you can soon look right through it and the message of "don't put your money into Bahrain" is not one that we want to see, particularly at this time of regional economic rebalancing.