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Definition 1: the act of puncturing with a small point - [noun denoting act]

Samples where prick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the balloon a small prick

Synonyms for prick in the sense of this definition

(prick is a kind of ...) the act of puncturing or perforating

Definition 2: obscene terms for penis - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for prick in the sense of this definition

(prick is a kind of ...) the male sex organ (`member' is a euphemism)

(prick is used in the usage domain ...) an offensive or indecent word or phrase

Definition 3: insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for prick in the sense of this definition

(prick is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

(prick is used in the usage domain ...) an offensive or indecent word or phrase

Definition 4: a depression scratched or carved into a surface - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for prick in the sense of this definition

(prick is a kind of ...) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

(... is a kind of prick ) a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)

Definition 5: make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn - [verb of contact]

Samples where prick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample

Synonyms for prick in the sense of this definition

(prick is a kind of ...) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

(... is a kind of prick ) prick with a needle

Definition 6: deliver a sting to - [verb of contact]

Samples where prick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A bee stung my arm yesterday

Synonyms for prick in the sense of this definition

(prick is a kind of ...) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

Definition 7: stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for prick in the sense of this definition

(prick is a kind of ...) stab or pierce

"he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"

Definition 8: to cause a sharp emotional pain - [verb of emotion]

Samples where prick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience

(prick is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

Definition 9: raise - [verb of motion]

Samples where prick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dog pricked up his ears

Synonyms for prick in the sense of this definition

(prick is a kind of ...) cause to rise up

Definition 10: cause a stinging pain - [verb of perception]

Samples where prick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The needle pricked his skin

Synonyms for prick in the sense of this definition

(prick is a kind of ...) feel physical pain

"Were you hurting after the accident?"

(... is a kind of prick ) cause a prickling sensation

Definition 11: cause a prickling sensation - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for prick in the sense of this definition

(prick is a kind of ...) cause a stinging pain

"The needle pricked his skin"

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