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1. To steal something, especially without the other person noticing. I managed to nick $20 out of my mom's purse, so let's go to the movies or something. I was just a dumb punk when I was in high school, skipping classes and nicking food from convenience stores.
2. To arrest someone. Often used in passive constructions. I heard the cops nicked Tom last night. I got nicked hotwiring a car behind the city courthouse. What are you in for?
mod. arrested. “Now I’m nicked,” he said.
See also: nick