Definition of Prick in English :

Define Prick in English

Prick meaning in English

Meaning of Prick in English

Pronunciation of Prick in English

Prick pronunciation in English

Pronounce Prick in English


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1. asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, shit, sob, son of a bitch, whoreson

insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

2. dent, incision, prick, scratch, slit

a depression scratched or carved into a surface

3. cock, dick, pecker, peter, prick, putz, shaft, tool

obscene terms for penis

4. prick, pricking

the act of puncturing with a small point

Example Sentences:
'he gave the balloon a small prick'


5. prick, prickle

make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn

Example Sentences:
'The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample'

6. prick, sting, twinge

cause a stinging pain

Example Sentences:
'The needle pricked his skin'

7. cock up, prick, prick up


Example Sentences:
'The dog pricked up his ears'

8. goad, prick

stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

9. prick, prickle

cause a prickling sensation

10. prick

to cause a sharp emotional pain

Example Sentences:
'The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience'

11. bite, prick, sting

deliver a sting to

Example Sentences:
'A bee stung my arm yesterday'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of prick
verb (mainly tr)
to make (a small hole) in (something) by piercing lightly with a sharp point
to wound in this manner
2. (intransitive)
to cause or have a piercing or stinging sensation
to cause to feel a sharp emotional pain
knowledge of such poverty pricked his conscience
to puncture or pierce
to mark, delineate, or outline by dots or punctures
6. (also intr; usually foll by up)
to rise or raise erect; point
the dog pricked his ears up at his master's call
7. (usually foll by out or off)
to transplant (seedlings) into a larger container
8. (often foll by off) nautical
to measure or trace (a course, distance, etc) on a chart with dividers
9. archaic
to rouse or impel; urge on
10. (intransitive) archaic
to ride fast on horseback; spur a horse on
11.  prick up one's ears
the act of pricking or the condition or sensation of being pricked
a mark made by a sharp point; puncture
a sharp emotional pain resembling the physical pain caused by being pricked
a prick of conscience
15.  a vulgar slang word for penis
16. vulgar, slang, derogatory
an obnoxious or despicable man
an instrument or weapon with a sharp point, such as a thorn, goad, bee sting, etc
the footprint or track of an animal, esp a hare
19. obsolete
a small mark caused by pricking a surface; dot; point
20.  kick against the pricks

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of prick
a very small puncture or, formerly, dot, made by a sharp point
2.  Archaic
any of various pointed objects, as a thorn, goad, etc.
a sharp pain caused by or as if by being pricked
a.  Slang, Vulgar
the penis
b.  Slang
a person, esp. a man, regarded as contemptible, obnoxious, etc.
mildly vulgar
verb transitive
to make (a tiny hole) in (something) with a sharp point
to cause or feel sharp pain in
remorse pricked his conscience
to mark or trace by dots, points, or punctures
to pierce (a horse's foot) to the quick in shoeing, causing lameness
to cause to point or stick up
often with up
11.  Archaic
to spur or urge on; goad; incite
verb intransitive
to cause or feel a slight, sharp pain
to have a prickly or stinging sensation; tingle
to point or stick up
said esp. of ears
15.  Archaic
to spur a horse on; ride fast
carried stiffly erect
said of a dog's ears

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of prick
a. The act of piercing or pricking.
b. The sensation of being pierced or pricked.
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
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.
1. To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
2. To feel a pang or twinge from being pricked.
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.

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