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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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bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jail, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]

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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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make away with, make off with, run off with, walk off with

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2 to take or keep under oneʼs 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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