n.1.That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer.
2.The act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse.
3.A mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point.
4.(Naut.) A small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco.
v. t.1.To pierce slightly with a sharp-pointed instrument or substance; to make a puncture in, or to make by puncturing; to drive a fine point into; as, to prick one with a pin, needle, etc.; to prick a card; to prick holes in paper.
[imp. & p. p. Pricked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pricking.]
2.To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to prick a knife into a board.
The cooks prick it [a slice] on a prong of iron.
- Sandys.
3.To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark; - sometimes with off.
4.To mark the outline of by puncturing; to trace or form by pricking; to mark by punctured dots; as, to prick a pattern for embroidery; to prick the notes of a musical composition.
5.To ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to urge on; - sometimes with on, or off.
6.To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse.
7.To make sharp; to erect into a point; to raise, as something pointed; - said especially of the ears of an animal, as a horse or dog; and usually followed by up; - hence, to prick up the ears, to listen sharply; to have the attention and interest strongly engaged.
8.To render acid or pungent.
9.To dress; to prink; - usually with up.
10.(Naut) To run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail.
11.(Far.) To drive a nail into (a horse's foot), so as to cause lameness.
v. i.1.To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks.
2.To spur onward; to ride on horseback.
3.To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine.
4.To aim at a point or mark.
Noun1.prick - insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
2.prick - a depression scratched or carved into a surface
Synonyms: incision, scratch, dent, slit
3.prick - obscene terms for penis
Synonyms: pecker, cock, dick, peter, putz, tool, shaft
4.Prickprick - the act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick"
Synonyms: pricking
Verb1.prick - make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"
Synonyms: prickle
2.prick - cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"
Synonyms: twinge, sting
3.prick - raise; "The dog pricked up his ears"
Synonyms: cock up, prick up
4.prick - prod or urge as if with a log stick
Synonyms: goad
5.prick - cause a prickling sensation
Synonyms: prickle
6.prick - to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
7.prick - deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
Synonyms: sting, bite
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price list
price of admission
price reduction
price support
price tag
price war
price-to-earnings ratio
pricing system
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prick up
prickle cell
Prickly ash
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