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nick

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1 a V-shaped cut usually on an edge or a surface
  • I made a nick in the frame when I accidentally dropped it

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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

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3 British a state of being or fitness
  • the princess is in excellent nick these days

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nick

verb
British slang

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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

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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

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The first known use of nick was in the 15th century

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“Nick.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nick. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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