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English noun: prick

1. prick (person) insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous


Synonymsasshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, mother fucker, motherfucker, shit, SOB, son of a bitch, whoreson


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person


Domain usagedirty word, filth, obscenity, smut, vulgarism

2. prick (shape) a depression scratched or carved into a surface


Synonymsdent, incision, scratch, slit


Broader (hypernym)depression, impression, imprint


Narrower (hyponym)score, scotch

3. prick (body) obscene terms for penis


Synonymscock, dick, pecker, peter, putz, shaft, tool


Broader (hypernym)member, penis, phallus


Domain usagedirty word, filth, obscenity, smut, vulgarism

4. prick (act) the act of puncturing with a small point


SamplesHe gave the balloon a small prick.


Synonymspricking


Broader (hypernym)puncture


English verb: prick

1. prick (contact) make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn


SamplesThe nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample.


Synonymsprickle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pierce


Narrower (hyponym)needle

2. prick (perception) cause a stinging pain


SamplesThe needle pricked his skin.


Synonymssting, twinge


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ache, hurt, suffer


Narrower (hyponym)prick, prickle

3. prick (motion) raise


SamplesThe dog pricked up his ears.


Synonymscock up, prick up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)erect, rear

4. prick (contact) stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick


Synonymsgoad


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)jab, stab

5. prick (perception) cause a prickling sensation


Synonymsprickle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody's (body part) ----s


Broader (hypernym)prick, sting, twinge

6. prick (emotion) to cause a sharp emotional pain


SamplesThe thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

7. prick (contact) deliver a sting to


SamplesA bee stung my arm yesterday.


Synonymsbite, sting


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pierce









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