Zheng Chen
to nick a draw What does nick mean in the following sentence: Robert Lewandowski scores with final kick as Bayern Munich nick draw at Hertha Berlin I Googled the word 'nick', but couldn't get the meaning and its usage, but I came across another sentence with probably the same usage: Sunderland are 22/1 to nick a draw in the closing minutes here. I guess nick here means to steal, but aren't sure. Need your help, thanks a lot.
Feb 22, 2017 2:06 PM
Answers · 6
I guess it means "to reach a draw through luck or chance", if we understand "nick" to be "steal". "Steal a draw from certain defeat" if you like.
February 22, 2017
Yes - "steal" in a quick and informal way. It's a British slang word. [You open a bag of crisps on the table and your friend is with you] "Hey! Don't nick my crisps without asking me first!"
February 22, 2017
In British slang 'nick' can also refer to a police station. (Although obviously not in this case).
February 22, 2017
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