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"nick" in British English

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nicknoun

uk   us   /nɪk/

nickverb [T]

uk   us   /nɪk/
  • nick verb [T] (CATCH)

UK slang If the ​police nick someone, they ​catch them for ​committing a ​crime: They nicked him fordriving at 70 in a 50 ​speedlimitarea.
  • nick verb [T] (CHARGE)

US informal to ​cheat someone or to ​charge someone too much ​money: $50 for a ​meal like that - we were nicked! If ​yourbankaccountbalancefalls below the ​minimum, you'll be nicked for a $5 ​servicecharge.
(Definition of nick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nick" in American English

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nicknoun [C]

 us   /nɪk/
a ​smallcut in a ​surface or an ​edge: The ​car was ​covered with nicks and ​scratches.
nick
verb [T]  us   /nɪk/
He nicked himself ​shaving.
(Definition of nick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nick”
in Korean 훔치다…
in Arabic يَسرِق…
in Malaysian calar…
in French entaille…
in Russian стащить, украсть, поймать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 切割, 刻痕, 缺口…
in Italian fregare…
in Turkish çalmak, aşırmak, yürütmek…
in Polish zwędzić, kraść, przymknąć…
in Spanish muesca, hendedura…
in Vietnamese nấc, khía…
in Portuguese roubar…
in Thai รอยบาก…
in German die Kerbe…
in Catalan pispar…
in Japanese ~を盗む…
in Chinese (Simplified) 切割, 刻痕, 缺口…
in Indonesian goresan, torehan…
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