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Etymology

Middle English weke, wicke; Old English wēoce

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
wick

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Something that transports liquid by capillary action, usually a woven string, cord, or strap
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The porous cord that delivers liquid fuel to the base of the flame for conversion to gases for burning.
    Trim the wick fairly short, so that the flame does not smoke.
  3. (curling) A shot where the played stone touches a stationary stone just enough that the played stone changes direction.

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Translations

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Adjective

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Positive
wick

Comparative
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Superlative
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  • (Confirmation of this inflected form is sought) more wick
  1. lively, mischievous or wicked

Verb

Infinitive
to wick

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wick (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To transmit liquid by capillary action
    The fabric wicks perspiration away from the body.

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