nick

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'nick', 'Nick': /ˈnɪk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/nɪk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(nik)

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nick

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a small nick on the [corner, screen, table]
  2. a few nicks on the [driver's door, side mirror, bumper]
  3. cut myself on the nick
  4. in great condition except for a few nicks
  5. small nicks and scratches
  6. small nicks from [shaving, the razor]
  7. [came, finished] in the nick of time
  8. just in the nick of time
  9. UK, slang: is in the nick for [robbery, assault]
  10. UK, slang: spent [five] years in the nick
v
  1. nick yourself [shaving, with a razor, while shaving]
  2. nicked his [chin, face, cheek] (shaving)
  3. nicked the [windshield, corner, table]
  4. [rocks, debris, hailstones] nicked the [windshield]
  5. slang, UK: you're nicked
  6. slang, UK: nicked for [burglary, arson]
  7. slang, UK: nicked [my wallet, his mobile phone, money from the till]
  8. slang, UK: his [wallet] was nicked
  9. slang, UK: [Who, Who's] nicked my [pen, seat]?
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