Translation of "prickle" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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pricklenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprɪk.əl/ us /ˈprɪk.əl/

one of several thin, sharp points that stick out of a plant or animal

The fruit can be eaten once the prickles have been removed. 这种水果只要去掉刺就可以吃了。

a feeling as if a lot of little points are sticking into your body

I felt a hot prickle of embarrassment spread across my cheeks. 我觉得非常尴尬,脸上热辣辣的。


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. 她躺在草地上,干硬的草轻轻扎着她的双腿。

[ 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. 特纳开始焦虑不安,感到颈后部阵阵刺痒。

(Translation of “prickle” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)