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[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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Problems are being created among children because of people nicking off with whoever they feel like.
We got the idea for doing a programme about food because it's what we do - we were always nicking off with our bikes, we love to eat and we had both cooked for years.
The last time I was up the Transporter Bridge was when I was nicking off school looking for pigeon eggs.