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verb prickle pronunciation in British English /ˈprɪk(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprickle
he/she/itprickles
present participleprickling
past tenseprickled
past participleprickled

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to feel something sharp and uncomfortable on your skin or to cause this feeling

    She felt frost prickling her face.

    His new wool trousers prickled his legs.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to experience a burning or cold feeling caused by a strong emotion

    His cheeks prickled with embarrassment.

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