1 cut slightly, with a razor; "The barber's knife nicked his cheek" [syn: snick]
2 cut a nick into [syn: chip]
3 divide or reset the tail muscles of; "nick horses"
4 mate successfully; of livestock
- Rhymes: -ɪk
- A small cut in a surface
- A police station or prison
- He was arrested and taken down to Sun Hill nick to be charged.
- He's just been released from Shadwell nick after doing ten years for attempted murder. (prison)
- He was arrested and taken down to Sun Hill nick to be charged. (police station)
- a small deflection of the ball off the edge of the bat, often going to the wicket-keeper for a catch
- a shortened form of "nickname"
A small cut in a surface
- Finnish: naarmu
- To make a nick in, especially unintentionally.
- I nicked myself while I was shaving.
- transitive slang To
- Someone's nicked my bike!
- To arrest.
- The police nicked him climbing over the fence of the house he'd broken into.
- transitive cricket to hit the ball with the edge of the bat and produce a fine deflection
Etymology 2From the English nickname
Nick may refer to one of the following:
- A short form for Nicholas or Nikhil.
- A short form of nickname used as a pseudonym on computer networks.
- The Nick, English slang for police or a police station
- Nick (DNA), an element of DNA structure.
- Nickelodeon, a children's television network
- Nickname, a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or thing's real name
- The Japanese WWII fighter Kawasaki Ki-45, Allied codename Nick
- The following characters and people are known by the name Nick:
- Dr. Nick Riviera, a character
- Nearly Headless Nick
- Nick, the cartoonist
- "Old Nick"", a nickname for The Devil
- Saint Nicholas (often referred to as "St. Nick"), the common name for Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
- St. Nick, a nickname for Santa Claus
- Nick Andopolis, a character on the television series Freaks and Geeks, played by Jason Segel
nick in German: Nick
nick in Spanish: Nick
nick in French: Nick
nick in Portuguese: Nick
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