- to arrest (a criminal or suspect).
- to capture; nab.
- to steal: Someone nicked her pocketbook on the bus.
Idioms about nick
Origin of nick
OTHER WORDS FROM nickun·nicked, adjective
Other definitions for nick (2 of 2)
How to use nick in a sentence
After six years at Turner, Witherspoon, Anders and Tyler, Attorneys at Law, Nick thought she might’ve achieved partner, but no.‘Big Tow’ has action, humor, and a lesbian romance|Terri Schlichenmeyer|December 11, 2020|Washington Blade
Having grown up with a single dad in a low-income household, she trusted Nick’s know-how over her own.
Nick would max it out with $5,000 worth of business purchases and promptly pay it off the next day.
In 2008, Nick and I took an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Level 1 avalanche course, and I got a pair of bulky alpine touring bindings for cheap, mounting them on an old pair of skis my friend Mitsu sold me for $100.
“It really seems like we got there just in the nick of time,” Sven-Erik Spichiger, an entomologist at the Washington State Department of Agriculture who oversaw the process, said during a news conference Tuesday.
Nothing vital has been damaged, but a major artery was nicked.New 'Suspended Animation' Procedure Saves Lives by Replacing Blood with a Cold Electrolyte Solution|Elizabeth Lopatto|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dishes troubled her, they were so thick and nicked in so many places, that it was difficult to find one which was whole.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
When she had finished they discovered that one of her six bullets had just nicked the edge of the paper.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
I hadn't been hit so badly; just bullet shock and a nicked shoulder to keep me in bed for a couple of days.
"I should have been in peril of having my ear nicked," he said, under his breath, as he crossed the threshold.The Doomsman|Van Tassel Sutphen
For safety, glass tops that have become chipped or nicked on the edges that fit the jar should be replaced by perfect ones.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for nick (1 of 2)
- to steal
- to take into legal custody; arrest
Word Origin for nick
British Dictionary definitions for nick (2 of 2)
Word Origin for nick
Other Idioms and Phrases with nick
see in the nick of time.