nick

[ nik ]
/ nɪk /

noun

verb (used with object)

Idioms

    in the nick of time, at the right or vital moment, usually at the last possible moment: The fire engines arrived in the nick of time.

Origin of nick

1475–85; obscurely akin to Old English gehnycned wrinkled, Old Norse hnykla to wrinkle

Related forms

un·nicked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nicking (1 of 2)

nick

1
/ (nɪk) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for nick

C15: perhaps changed from C14 nocke nock

British Dictionary definitions for nicking (2 of 2)

nick

2
/ (nɪk) /

noun

computing an alias adopted by a member of a chatroom or forum; nickname

Word Origin for nick

short for nickname
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Medicine definitions for nicking

nicking

[ nĭkĭng ]

n.

A localized constriction in blood vessels of the retina of the eye.
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Idioms and Phrases with nicking

nick


see in the nick of time.

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