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  Words related to prick

Related / Similar Words: pricking, incision, scratch, slit, dent, goad, prickle, sting, bite, prick up, cock up, twinge

 

Definition:
  • the act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick";
  • a depression scratched or carved into a surface;
  • prod or urge as if with a log stick;
  • make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample";
  • deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday";
  • to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience";
  • raise; "The dog pricked up his ears";
  • cause a prickling sensation;
  • cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin";

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    Hyponyms: score, scotch, needle, prickle

     

    Derivational Morphology: prickle, indent, dent, slit, slice, scratch, scrape, scratch up, incise, prod, goad, spine, thorn, pricker, sticker, bradawl, pricking, incision, sting, bite, insect bite, stinger, prickling, tingle, tingling, twinge, stinging

     

     
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