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English noun: nick

1. nick (attribute) an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)


Synonymsdent, ding, gouge


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar


Narrower (hyponym)dig

2. nick (artifact) (British slang) a prison


SamplesHe's in the nick.


Broader (hypernym)prison, prison house


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

3. nick (act) a small cut


Synonymsnotch, snick


Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting


English verb: nick

1. nick (contact) cut slightly, with a razor


SamplesThe barber's knife nicked his cheek.


Synonymssnick


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


Broader (hypernym)cut

2. nick (contact) cut a nick into


Synonymschip


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


Broader (hypernym)cut

3. nick (change) divide or reset the tail muscles of


SamplesNick horses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

4. nick (body) mate successfully; of livestock


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)copulate, couple, mate, pair









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