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The meaning of Nicks


Nicks – definition


Nothing, nothing at all; not any, none.


A small cut or notch.

Usage examples:

A small nick on his wrist

The junction between the floor and side walls in a squash court or real tennis court.


Make a nick or nicks in.

Usage examples:

He had nicked himself while shaving

Go quickly or surreptitiously.

Usage examples:

They nicked across the road

A small cut in a surface or an edge

Usage examples:

The car was covered with nicks and scratches., he nicked himself shaving.


Usage examples:

In the nick he's been in the nick half his life.

A stated condition, especially of health

Usage examples:

In nick he's in pretty good nick for a man of his age., the car really is in excellent nick.

To steal something

Usage examples:

I've had my bike nicked again., all right, who's nicked my ruler?

If the police nick someone, they catch them for committing a crime

Usage examples:

Nick someone for doing something they nicked him for driving at 70 in a 50 speed limit area.

To cheat someone or to charge someone too much money

Usage examples:

$50 for a meal like that - we were nicked!, be nicked for something if your bank account balance fa…

To make a small cut in a surface or an edge

Usage examples:

Paintwork on the corner of a stairway tends to get nicked and scratched.

In cricket, to hit the ball by mistake with the edge of the bat (= a specially shaped piece of wood used for hitting the ball)

Usage examples:

After some stout defence, he nicked a good ball to first slip., she nicked it but the ball fell sho…

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Word origin

late 19th century: probably a figurative use of nick1 in the sense ‘to steal’.

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