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

 

wick

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//wɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wick
BrE BrE//wɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪk//
 
he / she / it wicks
BrE BrE//wɪks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪks//
 
past simple wicked
BrE BrE//wɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪk//
 
past participle wicked
BrE BrE//wɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪk//
 
-ing form wicking
BrE BrE//ˈwɪkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪkɪŋ//
 
 
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wick something (away) (of a material) to take small drops of liquid from an area and move them away Wool socks wick away sweat. Word Origin Old English wēoce, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch wiek and German Wieche ‘wick yarn’.
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