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English definition of “prick”

prick

verb [T]     /prɪk/
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 .Making holes in things
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