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Synonyms of pricking

Noun


1. prick, pricking, puncture

usage: the act of puncturing with a small point; "he gave the balloon a small prick"

Verb


1. prickle, prick, pierce

usage: make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"

2. prick, sting, twinge, hurt, ache, suffer

usage: cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"

3. prick up, prick, cock up, rear, erect

usage: raise; "The dog pricked up his ears"

4. goad, prick, stab, jab

usage: stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

5. prickle, prick, prick, sting, twinge

usage: cause a prickling sensation

6. prick, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

usage: to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"

7. sting, bite, prick, pierce

usage: deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

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