Translations: verb (transitive)
- The feeling of being pierced or punctured by an object with a fine point such as a pin or small nail.
- A small pointed object.
- A sharp feeling of remorse. (Acts ii. 37.)
- (nautical, obsolete) ca. 1740-1850 Small roll of yarn or tobacco.
- (slang, vulgar, especially, _, US) A penis.
- (US, UK, slang, pejorative) A man or boy; usually unpleasant and rude.
- To pierce or puncture.
- John hardly felt the needle his arm when the adept nurse drew blood at his physical.
- (figurative) To urge, to spur, to goad, to incite.
- My duty pricks me on to utter that. Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona, ii. 7.
- (nautical, obsolete) To trace a ship"s course on a chart.
- (nautical, obsolete) To run a middle seam through the cloth of a sail. (The Universal Dictionary of the English Language, 1896)
- (rfv-sense) (context, zymurgy) "The floor of a malt-kiln is perforated with small holes which get choked during the malting season. A lad is then employed to clear each hole, which operation is called pricking the kiln." (The Universal Dictionary of the English Language, 1896)
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