nick Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “nick” in the English Dictionary

"nick" in British English

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uk   us   /nɪk/

nick noun (CUT)

[C] a ​smallcut in a ​surface or an ​edge: Apart from a few nicks in the ​varnish, the ​guitar is in very good ​condition.

nick noun (PRISON)

the nick [S] UK slang prison: He's been in the nick ​half his ​life.

nick noun (CONDITION)

[U] UK slang a ​statedcondition, ​especially of ​health: He's inpretty good nick for a man of his ​age. The ​car really is inexcellent nick.

nickverb [T]

uk   us   /nɪk/

nick verb [T] (STEAL)

UK informal to ​steal something: I've had my ​bike nicked again. All ​right, who's nicked my ​ruler?

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.

nick verb [T] (CUT)

to make a ​smallcut in a ​surface or an ​edge: Paintwork on the ​corner of a ​stairwaytends to get nicked and ​scratched.
(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.
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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