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Prick synonyms
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A tool used to cut threads inside a nut, pipe, etc.
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  1. A tool used to cut threads inside a nut, pipe, etc.
  2. A plug, cork, etc. for stopping a hole in a container holding a liquid
  3. A device for starting or stopping the flow of liquid in a pipe, barrel, etc.; faucet
A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
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  1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  2. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
  3. An attempt; a try:
The act or an instance of perforating or piercing
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  1. The act or an instance of perforating or piercing
  2. A hole made by a sharp point, as in an automobile tire, the skin, etc.
(Brit., Slang) Condition; state
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  1. (Brit., Slang) Condition; state
  2. A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface:
  3. A small notch or slit; esp., a small cut, indentation or chip made accidentally on the edge or surface of wood, metal, china, etc.
  1. A tingling sensation of mild discomfort.
  2. A tingling or pricking sensation:
  3. A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
To affect sharply the senses or feelings of
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  1. To affect sharply the senses or feelings of
  2. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
  3. To pass into or through as a pointed instrument does; penetrate; stab
To perforate or pierce with a sharp point
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  1. To perforate or pierce with a sharp point
  2. To reduce or put an end to, as if by a puncture
  3. To pierce with a pointed object.
A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
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  1. A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
  2. To spur one's horse
  3. To strike or prick with a spur or spurs
A longing or desire.
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  1. A longing or desire.
  2. A painful sorrow.
  3. A dull, steady pain.
An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
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  1. An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
  2. (Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
  3. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings:
A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress:
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  1. A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress:
  2. A sudden, sharp, and brief pain, physical or emotional
  3. A sudden sharp bodily pain:
A prickly sensation; stinging or tingling
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  1. A prickly sensation; stinging or tingling
  2. A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
  3. A tingling sensation of mild discomfort.
(Slang) Intelligence; expertise:
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  1. (Slang) Intelligence; expertise:
  2. Sharp pain or anguish:
  3. A smarting sensation, pain or distress
A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
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  1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  2. An attempt; a try:
  3. A sudden sensation of anguish or pain
The ability or power to sting or wound
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  1. The ability or power to sting or wound
  2. A sharp-pointed organ in insects and certain other animals, used to prick, wound, or inject poison
  3. A pain or wound resulting from or as from stinging
(Informal) The least part; a bit:
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  1. (Informal) The least part; a bit:
  2. A sudden, sharp pain in the side or back
  3. A way of arranging the threads in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or suturing:
A condition of extreme difficulty or trouble:
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  1. A condition of extreme difficulty or trouble:
  2. A spasm or pang of pain
  3. A severe pang or spasm of pain, as in childbirth.
A mental or emotional pain:
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  1. A mental or emotional pain:
  2. A sharp, sudden physical pain.
  3. A sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
A condition of great wretchedness or suffering because of pain, sorrow, poverty, etc.; distress
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  1. A condition of great wretchedness or suffering because of pain, sorrow, poverty, etc.; distress
  2. The state of suffering and want as a result of physical circumstances or extreme poverty.
  3. A cause of such suffering; pain, sorrow, poverty, squalor, etc.
Any of a series of holes punched or drilled, as between postage stamps on a sheet
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  1. Any of a series of holes punched or drilled, as between postage stamps on a sheet
  2. A hole made by piercing, ulceration, etc.
  3. A hole or series of holes punched or bored through something, especially a hole in a series, separating sections in a sheet or roll.
The act or an instance of perforating or piercing
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  1. The act or an instance of perforating or piercing
  2. A hole made by a sharp point, as in an automobile tire, the skin, etc.
A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
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  1. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
  2. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  3. A sudden piercing pain.
A magnetic needle.
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  1. A magnetic needle.
  2. Needle valve
  3. A hypodermic needle.
A tingling or pricking sensation:
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  1. A tingling or pricking sensation:
  2. A kind of willow basket.
  3. Any sharp point; specif., a small, sharply pointed spine lacking vascular tissue and growing from the tissue under the outer layer of a plant
Any of the sharp, stiff projections on the bodies of certain animals, as the quill of a porcupine or a ray of a fish's fin
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  1. Any of the sharp, stiff projections on the bodies of certain animals, as the quill of a porcupine or a ray of a fish's fin
  2. A sharp-pointed projection on a plant, especially a hard, narrow modified leaf, as on a cactus, that is adapted to reduce water loss.
  3. Anything resembling either of these projections
(Botany) A modified branch in the form of a sharp woody structure.
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  1. (Botany) A modified branch in the form of a sharp woody structure.
  2. A sharp, pointed protuberance on an animal; spine
  3. One that causes sharp pain, irritation, or discomfort:
(Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
(Physiol.) To produce or increase the response of (an organism, organ, tissue, etc.) to a proper stimulus
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  1. (Physiol.) To produce or increase the response of (an organism, organ, tissue, etc.) to a proper stimulus
  2. To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
  3. To put into motion or activity; stir up
To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
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  1. To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
  2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.
  3. To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
To apply an electric current to
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  1. To apply an electric current to
  2. To arouse to awareness or action; spur:
  3. To plate (metal) with zinc, originally by galvanic action
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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  1. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  2. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
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  1. To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
  2. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
  3. To push, drive, or move forward; propel
To urge to action; stir up; rouse
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  1. To urge to action; stir up; rouse
  2. To provoke and urge on:
To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
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  1. To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
  2. To arouse to passionate feeling or action:
  3. To become roused, excited, stimulated, etc.
To give inspiration
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  1. To give inspiration
  2. To arouse or produce (a thought or feeling)
  3. To cause (someone) to have a particular feeling; affect or touch:
To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
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  1. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
  2. To cause by inciting; foment
  3. To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
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  1. To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
  2. To animate; to propel; to cause to take action
  3. To cause to be enthusiastic:
To stir the emotions:
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  1. To stir the emotions:
  2. To prompt to action; rouse:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To arouse; provoke
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  1. To arouse; provoke
  2. To provoke; arouse:
  3. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
To urge or stir into action
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  1. To urge or stir into action
  2. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
  3. To jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad
To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
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  1. To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
  2. To move to act; spur; incite:
  3. To move or inspire by suggestion
To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
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  1. To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
  2. To cause to move forward or onward.
To stir to action or feeling:
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  1. To stir to action or feeling:
  2. To give rise to; bring about:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
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  1. A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
  2. To ride quickly by spurring a horse.
  3. To urge (a horse) on by the use of spurs.
To cause to be interested or engaged:
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  1. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  2. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of something such as a body organ or system.
To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
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  1. To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
  2. To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
  3. To initiate (an action); set off
To raise; to excite; to stir up.
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