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  Definition of prick
  1. the act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick"
  2. a depression scratched or carved into a surface
  3. prod or urge as if with a log stick
  4. make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"
  5. deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
  6. to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
  7. raise; "The dog pricked up his ears"
  8. cause a prickling sensation
  9. cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"
Similar Words: pricking, incision, scratch, slit, dent, goad, prickle, sting, bite, prick up, cock up, twinge

 

Hyponyms: score, scotch, needle, prickle

 

Derivational Morphology: prickle, indent, dent, slit, slice, scratch, scrape, scratch up, incise, prod, goad, spine, thorn, pricker, sticker, bradawl, pricking, incision, sting, bite, insect bite, stinger, prickling, tingle, tingling, twinge, stinging

 

 
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