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nick

[nik]
(biochemistry)
The absence of a phosphodiester bond between adjacent nucleotides in one strand of duplex deoxyribonucleic acid.
(geology)

Nick

 

a transverse semicircular groove on the bottom of a printing type. The nick controls the position of each character within a composed line.

nick

[IRC] nickname. On IRC, every user must pick a nick, which is sometimes the user's real name or login name, but is often more fanciful. Compare handle.
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It was nice to nick one there because I think we've had a few nicked off us this week.
Plenty of points nicked off the likes of Burnley, Coventry and Norwich in particular, though, would propel Bruce's side right back into the thick of the play-offs race.
But Sam Nicholson struck back in injury time at the end of the firsthalf before Sow slammed in a sensational free-kick which nicked off Gary Mackay-Steven into the top corner in an epic festive dust-up.
But Sam Nicholson struck back in injury time at the end of the first half before Sow slammed in a sensational free-kick that nicked off Gary Mackay-Steven into the top corner in an epic festive dust-up.
Ex–Celt Stephen McManus captained Well against the League Two side – and the ball nicked off his toe at Morecambe's leveller in 25 minutes from Marcus Marshall's tame shot.
Barnsley went ahead again in the 51st minute when Hammill surged into the box and his shot nicked off a City defender and past the England keeper.
Losing out this time would appear even more implausible, given there are three play-off places still up for grabs, as opposed to the one Preston nicked off the Bluebirds on the final day of last season.
He had believed that the film had been nicked off him, reports the Telegraph.
If the ball is nicked off you, he wants you to try to beat them again.
We nicked off school one day to catch the bus from Redcar to Stockton to get our beloved Beatles tickets for the show at the Globe.
And Dennis will have to act fast to re-sign the man he nicked off Williams back in 1998 because there will be a long list of rivals who want to lure him on board.
He controlled the ball, turned and his shot nicked off Robbie Brady and looped over a helpless Harper.