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prickverb [T]

 us   /prɪk/
to make a ​smallhole or ​holes in the ​surface of something: The ​nurse pricked his ​finger to ​drawblood.
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prickverb [T]

uk   /prɪk/  us   /prɪk/
to make a very ​smallhole or ​holes in the ​surface of something, sometimes in a way that ​causespain: Prick the ​skin of the ​potatoes with a ​fork before ​baking them. She pricked the ​balloon with a ​pin and it ​burst with a ​loudbang.
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pricknoun [C]

uk   /prɪk/  us   /prɪk/ offensive
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