the nick

Definition of the nick

British slang
:a prison or police station
  • She spent a night in the nick.

Word by Word Definitions

nick play
  1. : a small notch, groove, or chip

  2. : a small cut or wound

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

  1. : to jot down : record

  2. : to make a nick in : notch, chip

  3. : to cut into or wound slightly


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