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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.]

pricking

(ˈprɪkɪŋ)
n
the act or an instance of feeling a sharp emotion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pricking - the act of puncturing with a small pointpricking - the act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick"
puncture - the act of puncturing or perforating
Translations

pricking

n (= sensation)Stechen nt

pricking

[ˈprɪkɪŋ] n (feeling) → prurito, pizzicore m
to feel prickings of conscience → avere dei rimorsi di coscienza
References in classic literature ?
When they reached the village, the Hazel-nut child left off pricking the horse, and the poor tired creature pursued its way at a snail's pace.
"Will you do this?" he asked, still pricking me with the knife.
"Come, Rosy, tell us a story while we work, for you can't help much, and must amuse us as your share," proposed Mac, who sat in the shade pricking nuts, and who knew by experience what a capital little Scheherazade his cousin was.
To play our role as corporate citizen we have designed our IV bottles which does not need pricking. Local data on needle stick injuries is being provided to the healthcare providers in printed form besides wall mounting on needle stick injuries and provision of syringe cutters in various hospitals in the country.
Habib Navaid Director Marketing explained about the quality production of Otsuka Products hence they don't need the pricking of IV Bottles for regular flow till last drop.
Mooinuddin stated that Otsuka has designed IV bottles which do not need pricking. We assure to provide quality products according to the needs in ready to use form for our consumers.
Despite the fact that lot of awareness has been created regarding consequences of pricking of IV infusion bottles and needle stick injuries but it is still a common practice in our healthcare settings.Healthcare professionals including nurses and paramedics needs to be constantly reminded to uphold professional ethics.
Pricking of infusion bottle is still very common practice in our healthcare facilities.
She hoped that their efforts to create awareness about problems like pricking of IV bottles needle stick injuries which spreads Hepatitis and other viral infections will help reduce the prevalence of Hepatitis in Pakistan.
Pricking of I.V infusion bottle is still a very common practice by Para medical staff besides reuse of disposable syringes especially in rural and peripheral areas which are major causes of Hepatitis spread.
Muhammad Arshad stated that we are playing our role as corporate citizen and Otsuka have designed IV bottles which do not need pricking. Local data on needle stick injuries is being provided to the healthcare providers in printed form besides wall mounting on needle stick injuries besides provision of syringe cutters in various hospitals in the country.
Pricking the pastry with a fork lets the steam escape which gives you a crispy, less puffed pastry.