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prick

prick

 
pronunciation:
prIk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
prick up one's ears
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small mark or puncture made by something with a sharp or pointed end or edge.
synonyms:
puncture
similar words:
gouge, hole, nick, perforation, pinhole
definition 2: an act or instance of pricking.
synonyms:
puncture
similar words:
perforation
definition 3: (vulgar slang) a penis.
synonyms:
cock, dick, pecker, tool
similar words:
penis, phallus
definition 4: (vulgar slang) a man considered to be contemptible or mean.
synonyms:
asshole
similar words:
bastard, jerk
definition 5: the condition or sensation of being pricked.
synonyms:
prickle
similar words:
bite, sting, twinge
definition 6: the painful sting of guilt, shame, sorrow, or the like.
synonyms:
pang
similar words:
bite, stab, sting, twinge, wrench
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pricked, pricking, pricks
definition 1: to mark, puncture, or inflict pain on with a small, sharp object.
similar words:
goad, gouge, jab, nick, pierce, pink, poke, prickle, puncture, stab, stick
definition 2: to cause sharp mental or emotional discomfort in.
Guilt pricked her conscience.
synonyms:
pierce, sting
similar words:
afflict, bite, pain, penetrate
definition 3: to impel or spur.
Ambition pricks our best efforts.
synonyms:
impel, incite, prompt, spur
similar words:
drive, egg, encourage, goad, prod, provoke, stimulate, urge
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phrase: prick up one's ears