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English definition of “prickle”

prickle

noun [C]    /ˈprɪk·əl/
a stinging feeling as if made by a sharp point: A prickle of fear ran up the back of my neck. A prickle is also a sharp point that sticks out of a plant or animal. prickle    /ˈprɪk·əl/ verb [I/T] [T] She lay on the dry grass, which prickled the back of her legs.
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