Definitions for: Prick

[n] the act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick"
[n] obscene terms for penis
[n] (obscene) insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
[n] a depression scratched or carved into a surface
[v] of insects, scorpions, or other animals; "A bee stung my arm yesterday."
[v] to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
[v] prod or urge as if with a log stick
[v] make a small hole into; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample."
[v] of the ears of an animal, for example; "The dog pricked up his ears"
[v] cause a prickling sensation
[v] cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"

Webster (1913) Definition: Prick, n. [AS. prica, pricca, pricu; akin to LG. prick,
pricke, D. prik, Dan. prik, prikke, Sw. prick. Cf. Prick,
1. That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and
slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.;
a point; a skewer.

Pins, wooden pricks, nails, sprigs of rosemary.

It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
--Acts ix. 5.

2. The act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a
sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse. ``The pricks
of conscience.'' --A. Tucker.

3. A mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point.
(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.]

4. (Naut.) A small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of

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,
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.

2. To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as,
to prick a knife into a board. --Sir I. Newton.

The cooks prick it [a slice] on a prong of iron.

3. To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking;
to choose; to mark; -- sometimes with off.

Some who are pricked for sheriffs. --Bacon.

Let the soldiers for duty be carefully pricked off.
--Sir W.

Those many, then, shall die: their names are
pricked. --Shak.

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.

5. To ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite;
to urge on; -- sometimes with on, or off.

Who pricketh his blind horse over the fallows.

The season pricketh every gentle heart. --Chaucer.

My duty pricks me on to utter that. --Shak.

6. To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse. ``I
was pricked with some reproof.'' --Tennyson.

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their
heart. --Acts ii. 37.

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.

8. To render acid or pungent. [Obs.] --Hudibras.

9. To dress; to prink; -- usually with up. [Obs.]

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.

11. (Far.)
(a) To drive a nail into (a horse's foot), so as to cause
(b) To nick.

Prick, v. i.
1. To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by
puncture; as, a sore finger pricks.

2. To spur onward; to ride on horseback. --Milton.

A gentle knight was pricking on the plain.

3. To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine.

4. To aim at a point or mark. --Hawkins.

Synonyms: asshole, bastard, bite, cock, cock up, cocksucker, dent, dick, dickhead, goad, incision, mother fucker, motherfucker, pecker, peter, prick up, pricking, prickle, scratch, shaft, shit, slit, SOB, son of a bitch, sting, tool

See Also: ache, arouse, depression, disagreeable person, elicit, enkindle, erect, evoke, fire, hurt, impression, imprint, jab, kindle, member, needle, penis, phallus, pierce, prick, provoke, puncture, raise, rear, score, scotch, stab, sting, suffer, twinge, unpleasant person

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