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nick

nick

 
pronunciation:
nIk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
in the nick of time
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shallow cut, notch, or chip in a surface.
His made a nick in the table with his knife.
synonyms:
notch
similar words:
chip, cut, dent, gash, gouge, graze, score, scrape, scratch
definition 2: (chiefly British; informal) prison or police station (prec. by the).
You'll end up in the nick if you're not careful.
phrase: in the nick of time
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: nicked, nicking, nicks
definition 1: to make a shallow cut, notch, or chip in.
He nicked his chin with the razor.
synonyms:
cut
similar words:
chip, graze, groove, notch, score
definition 2: to graze or hit so as to make a superficial injury.
A bullet nicked his shoulder.
synonyms:
graze
similar words:
scrape
definition 3: (chiefly British; informal) to steal.
He nicked my wallet!
definition 4: (chiefly British; slang) of the police, to catch (someone) in an illegal act.
The police nicked him for forgery.