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nick

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of nick

  1. 1 a V-shaped cut usually on an edge or a surface I made a nick in the frame when I accidentally dropped it Synonyms of nick chip, hack, indent, indentation, indenture, kerf, notchWords Related to nick joggle, nock, punch, snip; groove, score, undercut; slit, slot

  2. 2 British slang  a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody the blokes at the pub traded stories of nights spent in the nick after having lifted too many pints Synonyms of nick bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, jail [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]Words Related to nick bull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk(s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training schoolNear Antonyms of nick outside

  3. 3 British  a state of being or fitness the princess is in excellent nick these days Synonyms of nick estate, fettle, form, health, keeping, kilter, condition [British], order, repair, shape, trimWords Related to nick practice (also practise); pass, phase, stage; footing, picture, posture, scene, status, situation; rank, standingNear Antonyms of nick disorder, disrepair


nick

verb, British slang

Synonyms and Antonyms of nick

  1. 1 to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep that lorry was a piece of rubbish, I don't know why anyone would want to nick it Synonyms of nick appropriate, boost [slang], filch, heist, hook, lift, misappropriate, steal [British slang], nip, pilfer, pinch, pocket, purloin, rip off, snitch, swipe, thieveWords Related to nick burglarize, knock over, rob; loot, pillage, plunder, sack; carjack, hijack (also highjack); pick, rifle; poach, rustle, shoplift; collar, grab, grasp, nail, seize, snatch, take; mooch, sponge; abduct, kidnap, shanghai, spiritNear Antonyms of nick buy, purchase; bestow, contribute, donate, give, hand over, present

  2. 2 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law a petty thief who was always getting nicked for picking the pockets of tourists outside Buckingham Palace Synonyms of nick apprehend, bust [slang], collar, nab, nail, arrest [British slang], pick up, pinch, pull in, restrain, run in, seizeWords Related to nick bag, capture, catch, get, grab, grapple, hook, land, snap (up), snare, snatch, trap; commit, confine, detain, hold, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up); bind, enchain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; rearrest; remandNear Antonyms of nick emancipate, free, liberate, loose, loosen, release, spring; unbind, unchainAntonyms of nick discharge


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