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Prick vs. Prod

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  • Prick (noun)

    A small piercing. from 10th c.

  • Prick (noun)

    An indentation or small mark made with a pointed object. from 10th c.

  • Prick (noun)

    A dot or other diacritical mark used in writing; a point. 10th-18th c.

  • Prick (noun)

    A tiny particle; a small amount of something; a jot. 10th-18th c.

  • Prick (noun)

    A small pointed object. from 10th c.

  • Prick (noun)

    The experience or feeling of being pierced or punctured by a small, sharp object. from 13th c.

    "I felt a sharp prick as the nurse took a sample of blood."

  • Prick (noun)

    A feeling of remorse.

  • Prick (noun)

    The penis. from 16th c.

  • Prick (noun)

    Someone (especially a man or boy) who is unpleasant, rude or annoying. from 16th c.

  • Prick (noun)

    A small roll of yarn or tobacco. from 17th c.

  • Prick (noun)

    The footprint of a hare.

  • Prick (noun)

    A point or mark on the dial, noting the hour.

  • Prick (noun)

    The point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the pin.

  • Prick (verb)

    To pierce or puncture slightly. from 11th c.

    "John hardly felt the needle prick his arm when the adept nurse drew blood."

  • Prick (verb)

    To form by piercing or puncturing.

    "to prick holes in paper"

    "to prick a pattern for embroidery"

    "to prick the notes of a musical composition"

  • Prick (verb)

    To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark.

  • Prick (verb)

    To mark the surface of (something) with pricks or dots; especially, to trace a ship’s course on (a chart). from 16th c.

  • Prick (verb)

    To run a middle seam through the cloth of a sail.

  • Prick (verb)

    To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing.

    "to prick a knife into a board"

  • Prick (verb)

    To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture.

    "A sore finger pricks."

  • Prick (verb)

    To make sharp; to erect into a point; to raise, as something pointed; said especially of the ears of an animal, such as a horse or dog; and usually followed by up.

  • Prick (verb)

    Usually in the form prick out: to plant (seeds or seedlings) in holes made in soil at regular intervals.

  • Prick (verb)

    To incite, stimulate, goad. from 13th c.

  • Prick (verb)

    To urge one's horse on; to ride quickly. from 14th c.

  • Prick (verb)

    To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse.

  • Prick (verb)

    To make acidic or pungent.

  • Prick (verb)

    To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine.

  • Prick (verb)

    To aim at a point or mark.

  • Prick (verb)

    Usually as prick up: to dress; to prink.

  • Prod (verb)

    To poke, to push, to touch.

  • Prod (verb)

    To encourage, to prompt.

  • Prod (verb)

    To prick with a goad.

  • Prod (noun)

    A device (now often electrical) used to goad livestock into moving.

  • Prod (noun)

    A prick or stab with such a pointed instrument.

  • Prod (noun)

    A poke.

    ""It's your turn," she reminded me, giving me a prod on the shoulder."

  • Prod (noun)

    A light kind of crossbow; a prodd.

  • Prod (noun)

    A production.

    "Check our BBS for the latest prods."

    "We've hit ten million users in prod today."

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Prick (noun)

    That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer.

  • Prick (noun)

    The act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse.

  • Prick (noun)

    A mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point.

  • Prick (noun)

    A small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco.

  • Prick

    To pierce slightly with a sharp-pointed instrument or substance; to make a puncture in, or to make by puncturing; to drive a fine point into; as, to prick one with a pin, needle, etc.; to prick a card; to prick holes in paper.

  • Prick

    To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to prick a knife into a board.

  • Prick

    To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking; to choose; to mark; - sometimes with off.

  • Prick

    To mark the outline of by puncturing; to trace or form by pricking; to mark by punctured dots; as, to prick a pattern for embroidery; to prick the notes of a musical composition.

  • Prick

    To ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to urge on; - sometimes with on, or off.

  • Prick

    To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse.

  • Prick

    To make sharp; to erect into a point; to raise, as something pointed; - said especially of the ears of an animal, as a horse or dog; and usually followed by up; - hence, to prick up the ears, to listen sharply; to have the attention and interest strongly engaged.

  • Prick

    To render acid or pungent.

  • Prick

    To dress; to prink; - usually with up.

  • Prick

    To run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail.

  • Prick

    To drive a nail into (a horse's foot), so as to cause lameness.

  • Prick (verb)

    To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks.

  • Prick (verb)

    To spur onward; to ride on horseback.

  • Prick (verb)

    To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine.

  • Prick (verb)

    To aim at a point or mark.

  • Prod (noun)

    A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc.

  • Prod (noun)

    A prick or stab which a pointed instrument.

  • Prod (noun)

    A light kind of crossbow; - in the sense, often spelled prodd.

  • Prod

    To thrust some pointed instrument into; to prick with something sharp; as, to prod a soldier with a bayonet; to prod oxen; hence, to goad, to incite, to worry; as, to prod a student.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Prick (noun)

    insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

  • Prick (noun)

    a depression scratched or carved into a surface

  • Prick (noun)

    obscene terms for penis

  • Prick (noun)

    the act of puncturing with a small point;

    "he gave the balloon a small prick"

  • Prick (verb)

    make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn;

    "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"

  • Prick (verb)

    cause a stinging pain;

    "The needle pricked his skin"

  • Prick (verb)

    raise;

    "The dog pricked up his ears"

  • Prick (verb)

    prod or urge as if with a log stick

  • Prick (verb)

    cause a prickling sensation

  • Prick (verb)

    to cause a sharp emotional pain;

    "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"

  • Prick (verb)

    deliver a sting to;

    "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

  • Prod (noun)

    a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;

    "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

  • Prod (noun)

    a pointed instrument used to prod into motion

  • Prod (verb)

    to push against gently;

    "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"

  • Prod (verb)

    urge on; cause to act;

    "They other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"

  • Prod (verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly;

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

Princeton's WordNet

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