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nick

 
pronunciation:
nIk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
in the nick of time
part of speech: noun
definition: a shallow cut or chip in a surface.
His knife made a nick in the table.
synonyms:
notch
similar words:
chip, cut, dent, gouge, graze, score, scrape, scratch
phrase: in the nick of time
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: nicks, nicking, nicked
definition: to make a shallow cut or chip in a surface.
She nicked her finger while cutting celery.
synonyms:
cut
similar words:
chip, graze, groove, notch, score