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English definition of “pinprick”

pinprick

noun [C usually plural] (PROBLEM)    /ˈpɪn.prɪk/ US  /ˈpɪn-/
something that is slightly annoying for a short time: You have to ignore the pinpricks and just get on with the job.Inconvenience
(Definition of pinprick noun (PROBLEM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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