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prick

verb [T] uk   /prɪk/ us  
to make a very small hole or holes in the surface of something, sometimes in a way that causes pain: Prick the skin of the potatoes with a fork before baking them. She pricked the balloon with a pin and it burst with a loud bang.
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prick

noun [C] uk   /prɪk/ offensive us  

prick noun [C] (BODY PART)

a penis

prick noun [C] (MAN)

a stupid man: I'm not wearing that - I'd look a right prick.
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