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noun [countable] prick pronunciation in American English /prɪk/
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  1. 1
    a quick feeling of sharp pain, caused by a sharp object making a hole on your skin

    He felt a tiny prick in his arm.

    1. a.
      a small hole made with something sharp

      You can get some diseases from cuts or needle pricks.

  2. 4
    mainly literary a small, sharp, unpleasant feeling or emotion
    prick of:

    She felt a prick of resentment at having to ask him.

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