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Definition of "nicks" []

  • A small notch or indentation on an edge or surface (noun)
  • A groove on the shank of a printing type, used to orientate type and often to distinguish the fount (noun)
  • To chip or cut (verb)
  • To steal (verb)
  • To take into legal custody; arrest (verb)
  • To move or depart rapidly (verb)
  • To divide and reset (certain of the tail muscles of a horse) to give the tail a high carriage (verb)
  • To guess, catch, etc, exactly (verb)
  • (of breeding stock) to mate satisfactorily (verb)
  • Plural form of nick. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of nick. (verb)

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Use "nicks" in a sentence
  • "And while The People are spending their energy to round up the aristocrats, to find carts and filing the nicks from the blade of the guillotine, I can only ask what wonders of Our Civilization have been delayed because of the lying tongues of the aristocrats and the greedy paws of their lackeys, minions, and bum boys."
  • "Yes, he'll take short-term nicks with Republicans blaming him, but what if it failed and he had gotten involved?"
  • "It was described in the glossy catalogue as having "nicks" – minor damage."