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noun as in small hole made by stab

noun as in (vulgar) penis

Weak matches

noun as in (vulgar) highly unpleasant man

Strongest match

Weak match

verb as in stab, perforate

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Example Sentences

Using a fork, prick each potato in several places, then place them on the baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes.

They were meant to prick, humiliate and demoralize the soldiers so they would defect from the war.

Using the sharp point of the knife, prick the duck skin all over except for the drumsticks.

Note that you should never prick or slice open quality sausages before cooking them.

The company 1Drop Diagnostics, which is developing credit card–sized chips to detect chemical markers of different diseases in blood samples from a finger prick, is working on portable blood tests for astronauts.

For those of you who believe in following the money, prick up your ears.

Prick the bladder with a needle every so often,” she advises sagely, “to keep it from exploding.

The columnist was a royal prick, but he had this soft spot for Damon Runyon, who was dying at the time.

The prick of conscience she has alerts us to the fact that she is different from Francis—or just at a different stage of her life.

A 1992 episode of the sitcom imagined what it would be like if a bubble boy was actually kind of prick.

Then they continue to prick the body, and, as they say, they draw off or suck out the humors until the body is left dry.

She ain't all greyhound; but the best man as ever I knew always said there never was a prick-eared one a bad 'un.

This time I had my ankus with me, so that in case he should run away again I could prick his neck and make him behave.

In Stanley's experience one man died within a minute, from a mere pin prick in the breast.

Then the Loon tried to prick the Tin Woodman's leg, but the tin only blunted the point of the thorn.


On this page you'll find 109 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prick, such as: cut, gash, jab, perforation, pinhole, and prickle.

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