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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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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.
He's had his arthroscopy and had a bit of cartilage nicked off his knee.
Arsenal's Ashley Cole, United's Rio Ferdinand and Liverpool's Steven Gerrard have all had their ears bent while talent spotter Frank Arnesen was nicked off Tottenham.
The song, called When Johnny Goes Marching - a chant about John O'Shea - has been nicked off the Clash.
I notice things on other people's records they've nicked off us," Guthrie said.
Stu" advertised a holiday caravan for hire in North Yorkshire online using pictures he had nicked off someone else's website.
A: I actually thought it was a cigarette he'd nicked off for
She went to Ian Ramsay, but nicked off all the time," says Janice.
SO, 22 big ones nicked off the Northern Bank and 45 cops work around the clock to nail the gang.
AS a DJ,Mark Simon did not have the most salubrious of beginnings: it was playing Kylie and Jason in a pub in Old Swan, when his mate nicked off from his set to go to the loo.
Everything else was nicked off Compo and the boys though.
Stu" advertised a holiday caravan for hire in North Yorkshire on Gumtree using pictures he had nicked off someone else's website.