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Noun: needle  nee-d(u)l
  1. A sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
  2. The leaf of a conifer
    - acerate leaf
  3. A slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument
  4. A stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record
    - phonograph needle
Verb: needle  nee-d(u)l
  1. Annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism
    "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks";
    - goad
  2. (sewing) prick with a needle

Derived forms: needled, needles, needling

Type of: beset, chevvy [non-standard], chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle [informal], implement, molest, plague, pointer, prick, prickle, provoke, simple leaf, stylus

Encyclopedia: Needle, thread & knot