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pricklenoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɪk·əl/
a ​stingingfeeling as if made by a ​sharppoint: A prickle of ​fearran up the back of my ​neck.
A prickle is also a ​sharppoint that ​sticks out of a ​plant or ​animal.
prickle
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈprɪk·əl/
[T] She ​lay on the ​drygrass, which prickled the back of her ​legs.
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pricklenoun [C]

uk   /ˈprɪk.əl/  us   /ˈprɪk.əl/
one of several ​thin, ​sharppoints that ​stick out of a ​plant or ​animal: The ​fruit can be ​eatenonce the prickles have been ​removed.
a ​feeling as if a lot of little ​points are ​sticking into ​yourbody: I ​felt a ​hot prickle of ​embarrassmentspreadacross my ​cheeks.

prickleverb

uk   /ˈprɪk.əl/  us   /ˈprɪk.əl/
[T] If ​thin, ​sharpobjects prickle you, they ​causeslightpain by ​touching against ​yourskin: She ​lay on the ​grass and the ​stiffdrygrass prickled the back of her ​legs.
[I] If ​part of ​yourbody prickles, it ​feels as if a lot of ​sharppoints 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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