Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun prick

4 senses of prick

Sense 1
asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB -- (insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous)
       => unpleasant person, disagreeable person -- (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Sense 2
incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent -- (a depression scratched or carved into a surface)
       => depression, impression, imprint -- (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud")

Sense 3
cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz -- (obscene terms for penis)
       => penis, phallus, member -- (the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism))

Sense 4
prick, pricking -- (the act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick")
       => puncture -- (the act of puncturing or perforating)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prick

7 senses of prick

Sense 1
prickle, prick -- (make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

Sense 2
prick, sting, twinge -- (cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin")
       => hurt, ache, suffer -- (feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?")

Sense 3
prick up, prick, cock up -- (raise; "The dog pricked up his ears")
       => rear, erect -- (cause to rise up)

Sense 4
goad, prick -- (stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick)
       => stab, jab -- (stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife")

Sense 5
prickle, prick -- (cause a prickling sensation)
       => prick, sting, twinge -- (cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin")

Sense 6
prick -- (to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience")
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

Sense 7
sting, bite, prick -- (deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

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