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  • n  insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
  • n  a depression scratched or carved into a surface
  • n  obscene terms for penis
  • n  the act of puncturing with a small point
    he gave the balloon a small prick
  • v  make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn
    The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample
  • v  cause a stinging pain
    The needle pricked his skin
  • v  raise
    The dog pricked up his ears
  • v  stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
  • v  cause a prickling sensation
  • v  to cause a sharp emotional pain
    The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience
  • v  deliver a sting to

  • You see my parents were sometimes abusive, And it made a prick of me.
  • Nurses and doctors are also taking a drop of blood with a quick prick of the newborn's heel, then testing the sample for an array of genetic and metabolic diseases.
  • An active market in house-price futures and options--Shiller has recently helped launch such securities on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange--would let skeptical speculators prick .
News & Articles

  • Pond: Parenting our area's parentless
    Leave it to the artists to prick a nation’s conscience regarding cultural issues long ignored. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, slapped a sleepy nation in its complacency and fueled the fight to bring slavery to an end.
    June 9, 2013 - Wichita Falls Times Record News
  • Hemoglobin Analyzer performs strip-based test.
    Designed for anemia determination, hand-held STAT-Site M Hgb delivers accurate hemoglobin analysis results within 30 seconds from 15 µL of finger-prick whole blood. Portable hemoglobin photometer is maintenance-free and provides step-by-step on-screen instructions. Using just one 3 V Li type battery for every 1,000 tests and with operating temperature range of 16–35°C, analyzer is suitable ...
    June 7, 2013 - ThomasNet

  • Paul Azinger in
    Nick Faldo has tried to redefine himself,Azinger told the Mail on Sunday. "Some people have bought it. Some have not. But if you're going to be a prick and everyone hates you, why do you think that just because you're trying to be cute and...
  • Robbie Williams in
    I consider the word prick is of a less derogatory nature than other words and it is in common usage in this country,Robbie Williams, the Waverley Local Court magistrate, told the court on Monday.
  • Ron Barassi in Melbourne Herald Sun
    If you see a woman being belted up, you step in. It's like when a kid is being bashed. It's not right,Barassi said. "I'm OK. I went for my 5km walk today. It'd take more than a prick like that to stop me."

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