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prick

noun
verb
phrases
noun
1 noun stab of painpriocadh masc  c m uI felt a prick in my leg bhraith mé priocadh i mo chos 2 noun act of pricking with sth sharppriocadh masc  c m uI gave him a prick with my stick thug mé priocadh dó le mo bhata, phrioc mé le mo mhaide é
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3 noun hole made by sth sharppriocadh masc  c m upoillín masc4there was a little prick in the tyre bhí priocadh beag sa bhonn 4 noun vulgar stupid or unpleasant manleibide fem4  c m ubod informal masc1  c m ubodalán informal masc1  c m ubreallán informal masc1I felt like a real prick d'airigh mé i mo leibide chríochnaithehe's nothing but an officious little prick níl ann ach bodalán beag postúil 5 noun vulgar penisbod masc1  c m uslat vulgar fem2  c m upilibín vulgar masc4  c m ugléas vulgar masc1  c m u
verb
6 verb especially COOK make a small hole in sth TRANSITIVEprioc verb  c m upriocadh a dhéanamh iprick the skin prioc an craiceann, cuir poill bheaga sa chraiceann 7 verb cause pain by piercing the skin with sth TRANSITIVEprioc verb  c m ua thorn pricked her phrioc dealg í, chuaigh dealg inti he pricked his finger phrioc sé a mhéar 8 verb cause a stinging sensation TRANSITIVEgreadfach a chur ithe smoke pricked his eyes bhí greadfach ina shúile leis an deatach, chuaigh an deatach faoina shúile 9 verb sting conscience etc TRANSITIVEgoin verb  c m uprioc verb  c m umy conscience pricked me ghoin mo choinsias mé
phrases

to prick a bubble

the latest figures have pricked the housing market bubble tá béim bainte ag na figiúirí is déanaí as borradh an mhargaidh tithíochtathat pricked his bubble bhain sé sin an ghaoth as a sheolta, chuir sé sin dealg ina sháil, bhain sé sin an gus as

to prick sb's conscience

his words pricked her conscience ghoin an méid a bhí le rá aige a coinsias

to prick up your ears

(also

to prick your ears

, your ears prick up

) he pricked up his ears when I mentioned it bhioraigh sé a chluasa nuair a luaigh mé é, chuir sé cluas air féin nuair a luaigh mé é

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