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nick

2 verb
     
Related topics: Crime, Police
nick2 [transitive]
1 British English informalSCC to steal something [= pinch, steal]:
Someone's nicked my wallet.
nick something from somebody/something
You nicked those pens from my desk.
2 to make a small cut in the surface or edge of something, usually by accident:
He nicked his hand on some broken glass.
3 British English informalSCP if the police nick you, they catch you and charge you with a crime [= arrest]:
You're nicked!

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