Nick Nick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nicked} (n[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Nicking}.] 1. To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to create a nick[2] in, deliberately or accidentally; as, to nick the rim of a teacup. [1913 Webster +PJC]

And thence proceed to nicking sashes. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

The itch of his affection should not then Have nicked his captainship. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with. [1913 Webster]

Words nicking and resembling one another are applicable to different significations. --Camden. [1913 Webster]

4. To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time. [1913 Webster]

The just season of doing things must be nicked, and all accidents improved. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

5. To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry it higher). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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