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Knicked vs. Nicked: What's the Difference?

Knicked is a common misspelling, while nicked is the correct term meaning to make a small cut or to steal something.

Knicked and Nicked Definitions

Knicked

Simple past tense and past participle of knick

Nicked

A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface
Nicks in the table.
Razor nicks on his chin.

Nicked

Chiefly British Slang A prison or police station.

Nicked

(Printing) A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.

Nicked

To cut a nick or notch in.
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Nicked

To cut into and wound slightly
A sliver of glass nicked my hand.

Nicked

To cut short; check
Nicked an impulse to flee.

Nicked

(Slang) To cheat, especially by overcharging.

Nicked

To steal.

Nicked

To arrest.
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Nicked

Simple past tense and past participle of nick

Nicked

Having one or more nicks; notched.

Nicked

Stolen.

Nicked

Captured (by police); arrested.

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