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"nick" in British English

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nicknoun

uk   /nɪk/  us   /nɪk/

nickverb [T]

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

UK slang If the police nick someone, they catch them for committing a crime: They nicked him for driving at 70 in a 50 speed limit area.
  • 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 your bank account balance falls below the minimum, you'll be nicked for a $5 service charge.
(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 small cut 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 birlar, 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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