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verb prick pronunciation in American English /prɪk/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepricking
past tensepricked
past participlepricked

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to make a very small hole in the surface of something with a sharp object
    He pricked his finger and drew blood.
    Prick the sausages with a fork.
  2. 3
    [transitive] mainly literary if tears prick your eyes, you feel as if you are going to cry
    Sudden tears pricked Alex’s eyes.
  3. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to experience a sharp stinging feeling, or to cause this feeling on someones skin or eyes
    Trickles of sweat pricked the back of her neck.



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