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Knick vs. Nick

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Knickverb

alternative spelling of nick

Nicknoun

A small cut in a surface.

Nicknoun

A particular place or point considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.

‘in the nick of time’;

Nicknoun

A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.

Nicknoun

Senses connoting something small.

Nicknoun

(cricket) A small deflection of the ball off the edge of the bat, often going to the wicket-keeper for a catch.

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Nicknoun

(genetics) One of the single-stranded DNA segments produced during nick translation.

Nicknoun

(real tennis) The point where the wall of the court meets the floor.

Nicknoun

In the expressions in bad nick and in good nick: condition, state.

‘The car I bought was cheap and in good nick.’;

Nicknoun

A police station or prison.

‘He was arrested and taken down to Sun Hill nick [police station] to be charged.’; ‘He’s just been released from Shadwell nick [prison] after doing ten years for attempted murder.’;

Nicknoun

(Internet) lang=en

‘a user’s reserved nick on an IRC network’;

Nicknoun

(archaic) A nix or water]] spirit.

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Nickverb

(transitive) To make a nick or notch in; to cut or scratch in a minor way.

‘I nicked myself while I was shaving.’;

Nickverb

(transitive) To make ragged or uneven, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to deface, to mar.

Nickverb

To make a crosscut or cuts on the underside of (the tail of a horse, in order to make the animal carry it higher).

Nickverb

To fit into or suit, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.

Nickverb

(transitive) To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.

Nickverb

To hit the ball with the edge of the bat and produce a fine deflection.

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Nickverb

To throw or turn up (a number when playing dice); to hit upon.

Nickverb

To steal.

‘Someone’s nicked my bike!’;

Nickverb

To arrest.

‘The police nicked him climbing over the fence of the house he’d broken into.’;

Nickverb

To give or call (someone) by a nickname; to style.

Nicknoun

An evil spirit of the waters.

Nicknoun

A notch cut into something

Nicknoun

A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; as, nicks in a china plate; a nick in the table top.

Nicknoun

A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.

‘To cut it off in the very nick.’; ‘This nick of time is the critical occasion for the gaining of a point.’;

Nickverb

To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.

Nickverb

To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to create a nick{2} in, deliberately or accidentally; as, to nick the rim of a teacup.

‘And thence proceed to nicking sashes.’; ‘The itch of his affection should not thenHave nicked his captainship.’;

Nickverb

To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.

‘Words nicking and resembling one another are applicable to different significations.’;

Nickverb

To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.

‘The just season of doing things must be nicked, and all accidents improved.’;

Nickverb

To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry it higher).

Nickverb

To nickname; to style.

‘For Warbeck, as you nick him, came to me.’;

Nicknoun

an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

Nicknoun

a small cut

Nickverb

cut slightly, with a razor;

‘The barber's knife nicked his cheek’;

Nickverb

cut a nick into

Nickverb

divide or reset the tail muscles of;

‘nick horses’;

Nickverb

mate successfully; of livestock

Nicknoun

a small cut or notch

‘a small nick on his wrist’;

Nicknoun

prison

‘he'll end up in the nick for the rest of his life’;

Nicknoun

a police station

‘he was being fingerprinted in the nick’;

Nicknoun

the junction between the floor and side walls in a squash court or real tennis court.

Nickverb

make a nick or nicks in

‘he had nicked himself while shaving’;

Nickverb

steal

‘she nicked fivers from the till’;

Nickverb

cheat someone of (a sum of money)

‘banks will be nicked for an extra $40 million’;

Nickverb

arrest (someone)

‘Stuart and Dan got nicked for burglary’;

Nickverb

go quickly or surreptitiously

‘they nicked across the road’;

Nickverb

depart; go away

‘I got up and got dressed and nicked off’;

Nick

Nick is a masculine given name. It is also often encountered as a short form (hypocorism) of the given names Nicholas, Nicola, Nicolas, Nikola, Nicolai or Nicodemus.

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