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  1. N

    1. (=act, sensation) (with pin, needle) pinchazo m ; [of insect] picadura f ; [of spur] espolada f ; (with goad) aguijonazo m

    2. *** (=penis) polla f (Sp) ***, picha f (Sp) ***, pija f (esp LAm) ***, pinga f (esp LAm) ***

    3. *** (=person) gilipollas mf inv (Sp) **, cojudo(-a) m / f (Bol, Peru), boludo(-a) m / f (Arg, Bol)

  2. VT

    1. (=puncture) [person, needle] pinchar; [insect] picar; (with spur) dar con las espuelas a

    2. (=goad) aguijar

    3. (=make hole in) agujerear; (=mark with holes) marcar con agujerillos

      • it pricked his conscience — le remordía la conciencia
  3. = prickle 3.

Examples from texts

"Don't be a prick. Test me," said Lupe.
– No seas ojo y ponme a prueba -dijo Lupe.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
"Obviously you're a sanctimonious prick."
– Es obvio que es usted un maldito y sacrosanto mamón.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
'Look at it this way: Ross knows no one else will come near him even when he doubles or triples his one-rupee per prick rate; on July 17 he writes Doc Manson: "The bazaar people won't come to me even though I offer what is enormous payment to them.
Fíjate en esto: Ross sabe que nadie más se acercará a él aunque duplique o triplique su tarifa de una rupia por pinchazo. El 17 de julio escribe a Doc Manson: «Los del bazar no vienen aunque les ofrezca lo que para ellos es una cantidad enorme.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
I mean, think about it: Ronnie sees this thing that looks like a prick; it goes swimming across his slide and starts humping an egg, and what does Ronnie make of it?
En serio, piénsalo: Ronnie ve esa cosa en forma de pene que cruza a nado su platina y empieza a fecundar un óvulo, ¿y qué le sugiere?
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
He crouched down in the shadows and waited until the sun had fully set and stars were pricking the early evening sky, but there was no sign of anyone.
Se agachó entre las sombras y esperó hasta que el sol se puso del todo y las estrellas salpicaron el cielo de primera hora de la noche, pero no había ni rastro de nadie.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
Furious and frustrated at being denied a lifetime supply of hairless pussy and tiny little pricks, he simmers."
Furioso y frustado al serle negado un suministro de por vida de coñitos sin vello y pequeñas pollitas, le consume la ira.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman

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prɪkMasculine nounpinchazo; picadura; espolada; aguijonazoExamples

pricks of conscience — remordimientos

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Word forms


Common caseprickpricks
Possessive caseprick'spricks'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)pricking
Past Participle (Participle II)pricked
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I prickwe prick
you prickyou prick
he/she/it pricksthey prick
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am prickingwe are pricking
you are prickingyou are pricking
he/she/it is prickingthey are pricking
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have prickedwe have pricked
you have prickedyou have pricked
he/she/it has prickedthey have pricked
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been prickingwe have been pricking
you have been prickingyou have been pricking
he/she/it has been prickingthey have been pricking
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I prickedwe pricked
you prickedyou pricked
he/she/it prickedthey pricked
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was prickingwe were pricking
you were prickingyou were pricking
he/she/it was prickingthey were pricking
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had prickedwe had pricked
you had prickedyou had pricked
he/she/it had prickedthey had pricked
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been prickingwe had been pricking
you had been prickingyou had been pricking
he/she/it had been prickingthey had been pricking
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will prickwe shall/will prick
you will prickyou will prick
he/she/it will prickthey will prick
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be prickingwe shall/will be pricking
you will be prickingyou will be pricking
he/she/it will be prickingthey will be pricking
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have prickedwe shall/will have pricked
you will have prickedyou will have pricked
he/she/it will have prickedthey will have pricked
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been prickingwe shall/will have been pricking
you will have been prickingyou will have been pricking
he/she/it will have been prickingthey will have been pricking
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would prickwe should/would prick
you would prickyou would prick
he/she/it would prickthey would prick
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be prickingwe should/would be pricking
you would be prickingyou would be pricking
he/she/it would be prickingthey would be pricking
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have prickedwe should/would have pricked
you would have prickedyou would have pricked
he/she/it would have prickedthey would have pricked
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been prickingwe should/would have been pricking
you would have been prickingyou would have been pricking
he/she/it would have been prickingthey would have been pricking
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am prickedwe are pricked
you are prickedyou are pricked
he/she/it is prickedthey are pricked
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being prickedwe are being pricked
you are being prickedyou are being pricked
he/she/it is being prickedthey are being pricked
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been prickedwe have been pricked
you have been prickedyou have been pricked
he/she/it has been prickedthey have been pricked
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was prickedwe were pricked
you were prickedyou were pricked
he/she/it was prickedthey were pricked
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being prickedwe were being pricked
you were being prickedyou were being pricked
he/she/it was being prickedthey were being pricked
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been prickedwe had been pricked
you had been prickedyou had been pricked
he/she/it had been prickedthey had been pricked
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be prickedwe shall/will be pricked
you will be prickedyou will be pricked
he/she/it will be prickedthey will be pricked
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been prickedwe shall/will have been pricked
you will have been prickedyou will have been pricked
he/she/it will have been prickedthey will have been pricked