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pricklenoun [C]

uk   /ˈprɪk.əl/  us   /ˈprɪk.əl/

prickleverb

uk   /ˈprɪk.əl/  us   /ˈprɪk.əl/
[T] If thin, sharp objects prickle you, they cause slight pain by touching against your skin: She lay on the grass and the stiff dry grass prickled the back of her legs.
[I] If part of your body prickles, it feels as if a lot of sharp points are touching it because you are frightened or excited: Turner started to be worried and felt the back of his neck prickle.
(Definition of prickle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pricklenoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɪk·əl/
a stinging feeling as if made by a sharp point: A prickle of fear ran up the back of my neck.
A prickle is also a sharp point that sticks out of a plant or animal.
prickle
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈprɪk·əl/
[T] She lay on the dry grass, which prickled the back of her legs.
(Definition of prickle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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