plural of 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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present tense third-person singular of nick, British slang

Synonyms & Antonyms of nicks (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Nicks.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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