the nick

Definition of the nick

British slang

  1. :  a prison or police station She spent a night in the nick.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a small notch, groove, or chip

    :  a small cut or wound

    :  a break in one strand of two-stranded DNA caused by a missing phosphodiester bond

  1. :  to jot down :  record

    :  to make a nick in :  notch, chip

    :  to cut into or wound slightly

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to criticize severely

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