Meaning of “nick” in the English Dictionary

"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)