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Definizione monolingua


wick


Verb

wick (third-person singular simple present wicks, present participle wicking, simple past and past participle wicked)


  1. (transitive) To convey or draw off (liquid) by capillary action.
    The fabric wicks perspiration away from the body.
  2. (intransitive, of a liquid) To traverse (i.e. be conveyed by capillary action) through a wick or other porous material, as water through a sponge. Usually followed by through.
    The moisture slowly wicked through the wood.
  3. (curling) To strike (a stone) obliquely; to strike (a stationary stone) just enough that the played stone changes direction.
Noun

wick (plural wicks)


  1. A bundle, twist, braid, or woven strip of cord, fabric, fiber, or other porous material in a candle, oil lamp, kerosene heater, or the like, that draws up liquid fuel, such as melted tallow, wax, or the oil, delivering it to the base of the flame for conversion to gases and burning; any other length of material burned for illumination in small successive portions.
    Trim the wick fairly short, so that the flame does not smoke.
  2. Any piece of porous material that conveys liquid by capillary action; e.g. a strip of gauze placed in a wound to serve as a drain.
  3. (curling) A narrow opening in the field, flanked by other players stones.
  4. (curling) A shot where the played stone touches a stationary stone just enough that the played stone changes direction.
  5. (slang) Penis.
    • 2008, Marcus Van Heller, Nest of Vixens, ISBN 9781596549449, p. 17:
      His wick was stone stiff.
    • 2009, Ira Robbins, Kick It Till It Breaks, Trouser Press, ISBN 9780984253913, p. 130:
      Her laugh wasnt cruel in tone, but it cut through Husk like a scalpel, withering his wick even further.
Adjective

wick (comparative wicker or more wick, superlative wickest or most wick)


  1. (UK, dialect, chiefly Yorkshire) Alive; lively; full of life; active; bustling; nimble; quick.
    as wick as an eel
    T wickest young chap at ivver Ah seen.
    Hes a strange wick bairn alus runnin aboot.
    Ill skin ye wick! (skin you alive)
    I thowt they was dead last back end but theyre wick enif noo.
    ""Are you afraid of going across the churchyard in the dark?"" ""Lor bless yer noä miss! It isnt dead uns Im scard on, its wick uns.""
    Ill swop wi him my poor dead horse for his wick.Ballads and Songs of the Peasantry of England, page 210

Definizione dizionario wick


stoppino
  the porous cord that draws up liquid fuel for burning
  A string that holds the flame of a candle.
lucignolo
  A string that holds the flame of a candle.

Altri significati:
  (UK, dialect, chiefly Yorkshire) A maggot.
  (curling) A shot where the played stone touches a stationary stone just enough that the played stone changes direction.
  (UK, dialect, chiefly Yorkshire) Alive; lively; full of life; active; bustling; nimble; quick.
  A bundle, twist, braid, or woven strip of cord, fabric, fiber, or other porous material in a candle, oil lamp, kerosene heater, or the like, that draws up liquid fuel, such as melted tallow, wax, or the oil, delivering it to the base of the flame for conversion to gases and burning; any other length of material burned for illumination in small successive portions.
  (UK, dialect, chiefly East Anglia and Essex) A farm, especially a dairy farm.
  (curling) A narrow opening in the field, flanked by other players' stones.
  To convey or draw off (liquid) by capillary action.
  (UK, dialect, chiefly Yorkshire) The growing part of a plant nearest to the roots.
  (archaic) A village; hamlet; castle; dwelling; street; creek; bay; harbour; a place of work, jurisdiction, or exercise of authority.
  (lamp) wick
  Any piece of porous material that conveys liquid by capillary action; e.g. a strip of gauze placed in a wound to serve as a drain.
  (curling) To strike (a stone) obliquely; to strike (a stationary stone) just enough that the played stone changes direction.
  (pencil) lead
  (UK, dialect, chiefly Yorkshire) Liveliness; life.
  (intransitive, of a liquid) To traverse (i.e. be conveyed by capillary action) through a wick or other porous material, as water through a sponge. Usually followed by through.
  (now dialectal) A corner of the mouth or eye.

Traduzione wick


stoppino ,lucignolo

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