Synonyms of nick in English:

nick


See definition of nick

noun

1‘there was a slight nick half way up the blade’

SYNONYMS

cut, scratch, abrasion, incision, snick, scrape

notch, chip, score, gouge, gash

dent, indentation

flaw, mark, blemish, defect

2‘you'll end up in the nick’

See prison

3‘she was down at Lewisham nick, helping police with their enquiries’

SYNONYMS

police station, station

North American British informal precinct, station house, substation

British Indian informal kotwali, thana

British informal cop shop

4‘the car's in fairly good nick’

SYNONYMS

condition, repair, shape, state, state of health, order, working order, form, fettle, trim


verb

1‘I didn't nick my skin even though I shaved quickly’

SYNONYMS

cut, scratch, abrade, incise, snick, scrape

notch, chip, gouge, gash, score

2‘he says you nicked his wallet’

See steal

3‘Steve's been nicked’

See arrest

Phrases

    in the nick of time

      ‘they arrived in the nick of time’

      SYNONYMS

      just in time, not a moment too soon, almost too late, at the critical moment

      North American informal

      under the wire

      archaic

      in the Godspeed, in the very nick