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Definition of nick noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • a small cut in the edge or surface of something He had several nicks and scars on his cheeks.
  • Idioms
    in the nick of time (informal)
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    at the very last moment; just in time before something bad happens They escaped from the smoke-filled house just in the nick of time.
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