NOTE: Unlike in Sense 2, the manufacture of a hole is not standing in for the pain.
The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample.
Prick the sides of the potato to facilitate rooting.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
A bee pricked my arm yesterday.
The needle pricked his skin.
The thought of her pricked his conscience.
His mannerisms prick my sensibilities.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
Commentary: Includes: PRICK UP
The dog pricked his ears.
I pricked up my ears to hear her.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
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