Definition of “prick” - English Dictionary

“prick” in British English

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prickverb [ T ]

uk /prɪk/ us /prɪk/

to make a very small hole or holes in the surface of something, sometimes in a way that causes pain:

Prick the skin of the potatoes with a fork before baking them.
She pricked the balloon with a pin and it burst with a loud bang.

pricknoun [ C ]

uk /prɪk/ us /prɪk/ offensive

(Definition of “prick” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“prick” in American English

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prickverb [ T ]

us /prɪk/

to make a small hole or holes in the surface of something:

The nurse pricked his finger to draw blood.

(Definition of “prick” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)