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NOUN (4)

1. insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous;
[syn: asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB]

2. a depression scratched or carved into a surface;
[syn: incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent]

3. obscene terms for penis;
[syn: cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz]

4. the act of puncturing with a small point;
- Example: "he gave the balloon a small prick"
[syn: prick, pricking]


VERB (7)

1. make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn;
- Example: "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"
[syn: prickle, prick]

2. cause a stinging pain;
- Example: "The needle pricked his skin"
[syn: prick, sting, twinge]

3. raise;
- Example: "The dog pricked up his ears"
[syn: prick up, prick, cock up]

4. stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick;
[syn: goad, prick]

5. cause a prickling sensation;
[syn: prickle, prick]

6. to cause a sharp emotional pain;
- Example: "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"

7. deliver a sting to;
- Example: "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
[syn: sting, bite, prick]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prick \Prick\, n. [AS. prica, pricca, pricu; akin to LG. prick, pricke, D. prik, Dan. prik, prikke, Sw. prick. Cf. Prick, v.] 1. That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer. [1913 Webster] Pins, wooden pricks, nails, sprigs of rosemary. --Shak. [1913 Webster] It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. --Acts ix. 5. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse. "The pricks of conscience." --A. Tucker. [1913 Webster] 3. A mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point. Hence: (a) A point or mark on the dial, noting the hour. [Obs.] "The prick of noon." --Shak. (b) The point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the pin. "They that shooten nearest the prick." --Spenser. (c) A mark denoting degree; degree; pitch. [Obs.] "To prick of highest praise forth to advance." --Spenser. (d) A mathematical point; -- regularly used in old English translations of Euclid. (e) The footprint of a hare. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) A small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prick \Prick\, v. i. 1. To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks. [1913 Webster] 2. To spur onward; to ride on horseback. --Milton. [1913 Webster] A gentle knight was pricking on the plain. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine. [1913 Webster] 4. To aim at a point or mark. --Hawkins. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prick \Prick\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pricked; p. pr. & vb. n. Pricking.] [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See Prick, n., and cf. Prink, Prig.] 1. To pierce slightly with a sharp-pointed instrument or substance; to make a puncture in, or to make by puncturing; to drive a fine point into; as, to prick one with a pin, needle, etc.; to prick a card; to prick holes in paper. [1913 Webster] 2. To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to prick a knife into a board. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] The cooks prick it [a slice] on a prong of iron. --Sandys. [1913 Webster] 3. To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark; -- sometimes with off. [1913 Webster] Some who are pricked for sheriffs. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Let the soldiers for duty be carefully pricked off. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Those many, then, shall die: their names are pricked. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To mark the outline of by puncturing; to trace or form by pricking; to mark by punctured dots; as, to prick a pattern for embroidery; to prick the notes of a musical composition. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 5. To ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to urge on; -- sometimes with on, or off. [1913 Webster] Who pricketh his blind horse over the fallows. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The season pricketh every gentle heart. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] My duty pricks me on to utter that. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse. "I was pricked with some reproof." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart. --Acts ii. 37. [1913 Webster] 7. To make sharp; to erect into a point; to raise, as something pointed; -- said especially of the ears of an animal, as a horse or dog; and usually followed by up; -- hence, to prick up the ears, to listen sharply; to have the attention and interest strongly engaged. "The courser . . . pricks up his ears." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 8. To render acid or pungent. [Obs.] --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] 9. To dress; to prink; -- usually with up. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 10. (Naut) (a) To run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail. (b) To trace on a chart, as a ship's course. [1913 Webster] 11. (Far.) (a) To drive a nail into (a horse's foot), so as to cause lameness. (b) To nick. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prick n 1: insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous [syn: asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB] 2: a depression scratched or carved into a surface [syn: incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent] 3: obscene terms for penis [syn: cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz] 4: the act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick" [syn: prick, pricking] v 1: make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample" [syn: prickle, prick] 2: cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin" [syn: prick, sting, twinge] 3: raise; "The dog pricked up his ears" [syn: prick up, prick, cock up] 4: stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick [syn: goad, prick] 5: cause a prickling sensation [syn: prickle, prick] 6: to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience" 7: deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday" [syn: sting, bite, prick]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

270 Moby Thesaurus words for "prick": aculeus, acuminate, acumination, acute pain, afflict, aggrieve, agonize, ail, anguish, auger, barb the dart, be keen, birthmark, bit, bite, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, bore, borer, boring pain, brand, bristle with, broach, bruise, bugger, burn, cage, caste mark, chafe, chalk, chalk up, charley horse, check, check off, checkmark, cicatrix, cicatrize, convulse, corral, countersink, cramp, cramps, crick, crucify, cusp, cut, cut up, dapple, darting pain, dash, define, delimit, demarcate, discolor, discoloration, distress, dot, drill, drive, drove, earmark, egg on, empierce, engrave, engraving, enter, excite, excruciate, exhort, fester, fix, fleck, flick, flog, freckle, fret, fulgurant pain, gad, gadfly, gall, gash, girdle pain, give pain, gnaw, gnawing, goad, gore, gouge, gouge out, grate, graving, grieve, grind, gripe, griping, hack, harrow, hatch, have an edge, herd, hitch, hole, honeycomb, hurt, hurt the feelings, impale, impress, imprint, inflame, inflict pain, irritate, itch, jab, jag, jot, jumping pain, kill by inches, kink, lacerate, lance, lancinating pain, lash, lentigo, line, macula, make a mark, mark, mark off, mark out, marking, martyr, martyrize, mole, mottle, mucro, neb, needle, nevus, nib, nick, nip, notch, nudge, oxgoad, pain, pang, paroxysm, patch, pencil, penetrate, pepper, perforate, perforation, pierce, pinch, pinhole, pink, pinprick, pique, point, poke, polka dot, prickle, print, prod, prolong the agony, prompt, propel, punch, punch cattle, punctuate, puncture, put to torture, rack, rankle, rasp, ream, ream out, riddle, ride herd on, round up, rowel, rub, run through, scar, scarification, scarify, score, scotch, scratch, scratching, scum, seal, seam, seizure, sharp pain, shepherd, shit, shithead, shoot, shooting, shooting pain, sic, skewer, skunk, slash, slit, smart, snake, spasm, spear, speck, speckle, spike, spit, splash, splotch, spot, spur, stab, stabbing pain, stain, stamp, stick, stigma, stigmatize, stimulate, sting, stinker, stitch, strawberry mark, streak, striate, stripe, tap, tattoo, tattoo mark, thrill, throes, tick, tick off, tingle, tip, tittle, toad, tormen, torment, torture, trace, transfix, transpierce, trepan, trephine, turd, tweak, twinge, twist, twist the knife, twitch, underline, underscore, watermark, whip, whiplash, wound, wrangle, wrench, wring