pinprick Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “pinprick” in the English Dictionary

"pinprick" in British English

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pinpricknoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˈpɪn.prɪk/  us   /ˈpɪn-/

pinprick noun [C usually plural] (HOLE/PAIN)

a very ​smallhole in something where a ​pin or ​needle has been ​pushed into it, or a ​suddenpain where a ​pin or ​needle has been ​pushed into ​yourskin: There was a pinprick on his ​arm.

pinprick noun [C usually plural] (SMALL AMOUNT)

a very ​smallamount of something, ​especiallylight: The ​darkness was ​broken by the ​odd pinprick of ​light.

pinprick noun [C usually plural] (PROBLEM)

something that is ​slightlyannoying for a ​shorttime: You have to ​ignore the pinpricks and just get on with the ​job.
(Definition of pinprick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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