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prick

(prĭk)
n.
1.
a. The act of piercing or pricking.
b. The sensation of being pierced or pricked.
2.
a. A persistent or sharply painful feeling of sorrow or remorse.
b. A small, sharp, local pain, such as that made by a needle or bee sting.
3. A small mark or puncture made by a pointed object.
v. pricked, pricking, pricks
v.tr.
1.
a. To puncture lightly.
b. To make (a hole) by puncturing something.
2. To spur (a horse).
3. To pierce the quick of (a horse's hoof) while shoeing.
v.intr.
1. To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
2. To feel a pang or twinge from being pricked.

prick

noun (slang)
(1) Penis.
(2) A person who acts in an inappropriate and/or rude manner; jerk.

verb To sustain an injury with a sharp object, in particular a needle.

prick

(prik)
To penetrate or puncture the skin with a sharp object, e.g., with a needle during phlebotomy or a test for allergen hypersensitivity.
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Also, good sausages don't need to be pricked, but old-fashioned bangers contained lots of water, so if you didn't prick them they exploded in the pan - hence the term 'banger'.
In addition to conducting tests during which skin is pricked or blood is drawn, allergists also conduct a detailed medical history when screening an individual for food allergy.
I had a terrific ride on him and he pricked his ears up and I believe that's when the noise of the crowd hit him.
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They then applied the pieces to the underside of the patients' forearms, and pricked the skin through the patches with Greer DermaPIKs.
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We had a report of a council worker who had been pricked with a syringe when collecting refuse.
A WORKER pricked his finger on a discarded syringe just days after other needles were removed from the same site.
These had been perforated with a scalpel, pricked with patterns like those of old embroidery.
Those who let success bulge their heads, whom we hope have their pretensions pricked by Madame Fate.
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WOODLAND HILLS - The parents of a Serrania Elementary School student, who was pricked by a syringe needle in a soda can during a recycling fund-raiser on campus, have filed a claim against the Los Angeles Unified School District.