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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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1. a slight puncture made by or as if by a pin
2. a small irritation
(tr) to puncture with or as if with a pin
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. any minute puncture made by a pin or the like.
2. a negligible irritation or annoyance.
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Past participle: pinpricked
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|Noun||1.||pinprick - a minor annoyance|
|2.||pinprick - small puncture (as if made by a pin)|
puncture - a small hole made by a sharp object
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