needle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈniːdəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈnidəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(nēdl)

Inflections of 'needle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
needles
v 3rd person singular
needling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
needled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
needled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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needle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. hates needles
  2. is afraid of needles
  3. a [piercing, sewing] needle
  4. a pair of knitting needles
  5. a needle for piercing
  6. a needle and thread
  7. [stick, prick] your finger with a needle
  8. a [five] -gauge needle
  9. thread a needle
  10. figurative: [that shot, finding harmony between them] is like trying to thread a needle
  11. the eye of a needle
  12. figurative: it's easier for a [camel, elephant] to go through the eye of a needle than
  13. figurative: is like finding a needle in a haystack
  14. childhood rhyme: cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye
  15. the [ground, forest] was covered in pine needles
  16. passed out at the sight of the [hypodermic, doctor's] needle!
  17. the needle on the [speedometer, thermometer, display]
  18. [her speech, the initiative] moved the needle in [public sentiment, legislators' willingness]
  19. the needle scratched the record
  20. giving his [rival, opponent] a bit of needle
  21. needle disposal
  22. does needle point
  23. needle nose pliars
v
  1. needled in the [eye, stomach, back, arm]
  2. needled her [coworker, son, friend]
  3. needled by her [coworkers]
  4. needled him about his [driving, glasses, accent]
  5. needled her into [going, accepting, doing, taking]
n as adj
  1. needle disposal
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