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transitive verb

chiefly dialectal
: to poke holes in : prick


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plural -es
: a pointed spike or staff put to various uses as an implement

Word History


Transitive verb

Middle English pricchen, probably alteration of prikken, priken to prick


probably alteration (influenced by pritch entry 1) of prick entry 1

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“Pritch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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