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needle

Synonyms of needle in English:

noun

  • 1 the needle on the meter barely moved
    indicator, pointer, marker, arrow, hand
  • 2 she lowered the needle on to the record
    stylus
  • verb

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  • informal why had she allowed Leo to needle her into telling him?
    goad, provoke, bait, taunt, pester, harass, prick, prod, sting;
    British informal wind up, get at, nark, get across
    North American informal ride
    vulgar slang piss off
    rare exacerbate, hump, rasp
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    belonephobia fear of needles

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