Definitions of prick:
  • noun:   the act of puncturing with a small point
    Example: "He gave the balloon a small prick"
  • noun:   obscene terms for penis
  • noun:   a depression scratched or carved into a surface
  • noun:   insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
  • verb:   cause a stinging pain
    Example: "The needle pricked his skin"
  • verb:   to cause a sharp emotional pain
    Example: "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
  • verb:   cause a prickling sensation
  • verb:   prod or urge as if with a log stick
  • verb:   make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn
    Example: "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"
  • verb:   raise
    Example: "The dog pricked up his ears"
  • verb:   deliver a sting to

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