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Another word for prick

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Noun
  1. A sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury

      1. The state of suffering and want as a result of physical circumstances or extreme poverty.
      2. Mental or emotional unhappiness or distress:
      3. A cause or source of suffering:
      1. A sharp, sudden physical pain.
      2. A mental or emotional pain:
      3. To feel or be the source of a twinge or twinges:
      1. A severe pang or spasm of pain, as in childbirth.
      2. A condition of extreme difficulty or trouble:
      1. A single complete movement of a threaded needle in sewing or surgical suturing:
      2. A single loop of thread or yarn made with an implement such as a sewing or knitting needle.
      3. A single loop or knot of thread used in closing a wound or incision in surgery; a suture.
      1. To pierce or wound painfully with a sharp-pointed structure or organ, as that of certain insects.
      2. To cause to feel a sharp, smarting pain:
      3. To cause to suffer keenly in the mind or feelings:
      1. To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
      3. To make a thrusting or poking motion at or into:
      1. The property, state, or condition of being sore; painfulness.
      1. Having or showing intelligence; bright.
      2. Canny and shrewd in dealings with others:
      3. Amusingly clever; witty:
      1. A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
      2. A spine, thorn, or other small sharp structure.
      3. A tingling or pricking sensation:
      1. A sudden sharp bodily pain:
      2. A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress:
      3. To feel sharp bodily pains.
      1. An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
      2. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings:
      3. Mental or emotional suffering; distress.
      1. To suffer a dull, sustained pain.
      2. To feel sympathy or compassion:
      3. To yearn or long:
    See also:

    pain

  2. A small mark or hole made by a sharp, pointed object

      1. To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
      3. To make a thrusting or poking motion at or into:
      1. To pierce with a pointed object.
      2. To make (a hole) by piercing.
      3. To depreciate or deflate:
      1. A hole or series of holes punched or bored through something, especially a hole in a series, separating sections in a sheet or roll.
      2. The act of perforating.
      3. The state of being perforated.
  3. A sharp, pointed object

      1. A modified branch in the form of a sharp woody structure.
      2. Any of various other sharp protuberances, such as a spine.
      3. Any of various shrubs, trees, or woody plants bearing such sharp structures.
      1. The spinal column of a vertebrate.
      2. Any of various pointed projections, processes, or appendages of animals.
      3. A strong, sharp-pointed outgrowth derived from a leaf or leaf part.
      1. A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
      2. A spine, thorn, or other small sharp structure.
      3. A tingling or pricking sensation:
      1. A slender, pointed implement used for sewing or surgical suturing, made usually of polished steel and having an eye at one end through which a length of thread is passed and held.
      2. Any of various similar implements, such as a fine sharp-pointed instrument used in acupuncture or a pointed shaft used in knitting, crocheting, or lace making.
      3. A sharp-pointed instrument used in engraving.
    See also:

    sharp

Verb
  1. To stir to action or feeling

Another word for prick

Noun
      1. A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
      2. A spine, thorn, or other small sharp structure.
      3. A tingling or pricking sensation:
      1. A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface:
      2. A prison or police station.
      3. A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.
      1. To pierce with a pointed object.
      2. To make (a hole) by piercing.
      3. To depreciate or deflate:
      1. To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
      3. To make a thrusting or poking motion at or into:
      1. To strike gently with a light blow or blows:
      2. To give a light rap with:
      3. To produce with a succession of light blows:
    See also:

    cut

Verb
      1. A short spike or spiked wheel that attaches to the heel of a rider's boot and is used to urge a horse forward.
      2. An incentive:
      3. A spinelike process on the leg of some birds.
      1. To pierce with a pointed object.
      2. To make (a hole) by piercing.
      3. To depreciate or deflate:
      1. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
      2. To make a hole or opening in; perforate.
      3. To make a way through:
    See also:

    hurt

    cut