Definition of prick
- the prick of a needle
She felt a prick as the thorn jabbed her foot.
He felt the prick of the needle.
She felt a prick of jealousy.
First Known Use: before 12th century
in the meaning defined at sense 1
The nurse pricked my finger and squeezed out a drop of blood.
The sharp shells pricked the bottoms of our feet.
She was pricked by doubt.
: to make a very small hole in (something) with a sharp pointed object
: to cause a sharp, painful feeling on or in (part of your body)
: to make (someone) feel guilt, shame, regret, etc.