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needle

nee·dle

needle

 
 
pronunciation:
ni dl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin instrument shaped like a sliver, usu. of stainless steel with a hole at one end for thread and a sharp point at the other, used esp. for sewing or suturing.
 
similar words:
bodkin, pin, punch, straight pin, stylus
definition 2: any similar instrument used for knitting, crocheting, and similar activities.
definition 3: an instrument designed to inject substances into or remove something from the body.
synonyms:
hypodermic
definition 4: a long slender pointer or indicator on a clock, meter, or dial.
synonyms:
hand, pointer
similar words:
dial, indicator, minute hand
definition 5: a needlelike leaf on an evergreen tree.
 
similar words:
brier, leaf, prickle, thorn
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: needled, needles, needling
definition 1: to prick or stitch with or as with a needle.
synonyms:
sew, stitch
similar words:
baste, embroider, hem, mend, piece, seam, tailor
definition 2: (informal) to provoke, annoy, or tease.
synonyms:
bait, bug, goad, nettle, provoke, rankle, rile, tease
similar words:
badger, bait, gall, harass, heckle, irritate, kid, pester, pick on, prod, rib, ride
derivation: needlelike (adj.)
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