Definition of nick verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    nick

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//nɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɪk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nick
    BrE BrE//nɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɪk//
     
    he / she / it nicks
    BrE BrE//nɪks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɪks//
     
    past simple nicked
    BrE BrE//nɪkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɪkt//
     
    past participle nicked
    BrE BrE//nɪkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɪkt//
     
    -ing form nicking
    BrE BrE//ˈnɪkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪkɪŋ//
     
    Committing crime
     
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  1. 1[transitive] nick something/yourself to make a small cut in something He nicked himself while shaving.
  2. 2[transitive] nick something (from somebody/something) (British English, informal) to steal something synonym pinch Who nicked my pen? See related entries: Committing crime
  3. 3[transitive] nick somebody (for something) (British English, informal) to arrest somebody for committing a crime You're nicked!
  4. 4[intransitive] + adv./prep. (Australian English, New Zealand English, informal) to go somewhere quickly
  5. Word Origin late Middle English: of unknown origin.Extra examples kids trying to nick anything they can get their hands on kids who’ve been nicked for shoplifting I nicked my finger opening the tin.
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