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nick

Synonyms of nick in English:

noun

  • 1 there was a slight nick half way up the blade
    cut, scratch, abrasion, incision, snick, scrape;
    dent, indentation;
    flaw, mark, blemish, defect
  • 2British informal you'll end up in the nick See prison
  • 3British informal she was down at Lewisham nick, helping police with their enquiries
    police station, station;
    North American precinct, station house, substation;
    Indian kotwali, thana
    informal cop shop
  • 4British informal the car's in fairly good nick
    condition, repair, shape, state, state of health, order, working order, form, fettle, trim
  • Phrases

    in the nick of time

    1
    they arrived in the nick of time
    just in time, not a moment too soon, almost too late, at the critical moment
    North American informal under the wire
    archaic in the Godspeed, in the very nick

    verb

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  • 1 I didn't nick my skin even though I shaved quickly
    cut, scratch, abrade, incise, snick, scrape;
    notch, chip, gouge, gash, score
  • 2British informal he says you nicked his wallet See steal
  • 3British informal Steve's been nicked See arrest
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