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Nick

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Noun

1. dent, ding, gouge, nick

an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

2. nick

(British slang) a prison

Example Sentences:
'he's in the nick'

3. nick, notch, snick

a small cut

Verb

1. nick, snick

cut slightly, with a razor

Example Sentences:
'The barber's knife nicked his cheek'

2. chip, nick

cut a nick into

3. nick

divide or reset the tail muscles of

Example Sentences:
'nick horses'

4. nick

mate successfully; of livestock


1. dent, ding, gouge, nick

an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

2. nick

(British slang) a prison

Example Sentences:
'he's in the nick'

3. nick, notch, snick

a small cut


1. nick, snick

cut slightly, with a razor

Example Sentences:
'The barber's knife nicked his cheek'

2. chip, nick

cut a nick into

3. nick

divide or reset the tail muscles of

Example Sentences:
'nick horses'

4. nick

mate successfully; of livestock

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Nick

see synonyms of nick
noun
1. 
a small notch or indentation on an edge or surface
2. 
a groove on the shank of a printing type, used to orientate type and often to distinguish the fount
3. British a slang word for prison, police station
4.  in good nick
5.  in the nick of time
verb
6. (transitive)
to chip or cut
7. (transitive) slang, mainly British
a. 
to steal
b. 
to take into legal custody; arrest
8. (intransitive; often foll by off) informal
to move or depart rapidly
9. 
to divide and reset (certain of the tail muscles of a horse) to give the tail a high carriage
10. (transitive)
to guess, catch, etc, exactly
11. (intransitive)
(of breeding stock) to mate satisfactorily
12.  nick someone for
noun
computing
an alias adopted by a member of a chatroom or forum; nickname

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Nick

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noun
a masculine name
see also Nicholas1
noun
1. 
a small notch or slit; esp., a small cut, indentation or chip made on the edge or surface of wood, metal, china, etc.
2. 
a notch in the lower side of the shank of a printing type, for identification
3.  British, Slang
prison; jail
4.  British, Slang
condition; state
a used car in good nick
verb transitive
5. 
to make a nick or nicks in
6.  Rare
to score or tally by means of notches
7. 
a. 
to wound superficially
b. 
to strike lightly and glancingly
8. 
to strike or catch at the exact or proper time; hit, guess, grasp, etc. exactly
9.  Slang
a. 
to fine
b. 
to overcharge or cheat
10.  British, Slang
a. 
to arrest; nab
b. 
to steal

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Nick

see synonyms of nick
n.
1. A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface: nicks in the table; razor nicks on his chin.
2. Chiefly British Slang A prison or police station.
3. Printing A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.
tr.v. nicked, nick·ing, nicks
1.
a. To cut a nick or notch in.
b. To cut into and wound slightly: A sliver of glass nicked my hand.
2. To cut short; check: nicked an impulse to flee.
3. Slang To cheat, especially by overcharging.
4. Chiefly British Slang
a. To steal.
b. To arrest.

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