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noun [countable]     prick pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
  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.

    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      a small hole made with something sharp

      You can get some diseases from cuts or needle pricks.

  2. 2
    impolite a man’s penis
  3. 3
    offensive an insulting word for a man that you think is stupid, rude, or unpleasant
  4. 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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