[ US /ˈnɪk/ ]
[ UK /nˈɪk/ ]
  1. cut slightly, with a razor
    The barber's knife nicked his cheek
  2. mate successfully; of livestock
  3. cut a nick into
  4. divide or reset the tail muscles of
    nick horses
  1. a small cut
  2. an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
  3. (British slang) a prison
    he's in the nick
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How To Use nick In A Sentence

  • Which is stupid, considering the drivers around here A: Don't normally stop for people and in fact have been caught trying to sneak ~around~ them and B: I've been nicked several times and almost hit three times different instances last summer attempting to obey the biking laws, none of those for mistakes on my part as I've been scared shitless at the lack of aware driving that's crept over my town. The funny thing about Pain..... (Let's talk trauma!)
  • But Sexton found Nicks for an easy 31-yard score on fourth down with 4: 11 left to seal it, and Nicks set the receiving record with a 22-yard catch a little later from T.J. Yates, making his first appearance in relief from a broken ankle suffered in September against Virginia Tech. Newspaper Home Delivery - Subscribe Today USATODAY.com
  • After a day of collecting ones and fives and nickels and quarters, it strangely looked like a lot of money.
  • A perfect mob of street urchins, loafers, shop-men and bar-keepers who could spare a bit of time, lined up in front of the Palace Hotel and watched the plaid-coated, gray-capped visitors in short knickerbockers and golf stockings puff their pipes around the bar and call for "Porter and h'ale, 'alf and The Transformation of Job A Tale of the High Sierras
  • Golfers had wagered a good deal of money on Nick Faldo winning the championship.
  • The main component of the Earth's field – which defines the magnetic poles – is a dipole generated by the convection of molten nickel-iron in the outer core the inner core is solid, so its role is secondary; remember that the Earth's core is well above the Curie temperature, so the iron is not ferromagnetic. Does Zonal Swishing Play a Part in Earth's Magnetic Field Reversals? | Universe Today
  • Some people might object to the word, and say that he only "snickered," or made faces. Jarwin and Cuffy
  • Cooper felt herself instinctively bristle at Sasha's use of the nickname she hated. CIRCLE OF THREE: BOOK 6: RING OF LIGHT
  • The filly's head whirled around and she nickered softly before fumbling toward me, nudging my palm as I held my hand out.
  • Of course the bulk of those opulent knick-knacks manufactured for the Carolingian and Ottonian Emperors, and now to be seen at Aachen, are as beastly as anything else that is made simply to be precious. Art
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