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Noun: nick  nik
  1. An impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
    - dent, ding, gouge
     
  2. A small cut
    - notch, snick
     
  3. [Brit] (informal) condition
    "the house is in very bad nick"
     
  4. [Brit] (slang) a prison
    "he's in the nick";
    - quod [Brit], jug [Brit]
Verb: nick  nik
  1. Cut slightly, with a razor
    "The barber's knife nicked his cheek";
    - snick
     
  2. Cut a nick into
    - chip
     
  3. Divide or reset the tail muscles of
    "nick horses"
     
  4. Mate successfully; of livestock
     
  5. [Brit] Take into custody
    "the police nicked the suspected criminals";
    - collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop, pinch [Brit]
     
  6. [Brit, informal] Make off with belongings of others
    - pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch [Brit], abstract, snarf [N. Amer], swipe, hook, sneak, filch [informal], nobble [Brit], lift, whip [Brit], snatch

Derived forms: nicking, nicked, nicks

Type of: alter, blemish, change, clutch, copulate, couple, cut, cutting, defect, mar, mate, modify, pair, prehend [archaic], prison, prison house, seize, steal

Encyclopedia: Nick, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship