Share this entry
British English: /ˈniːd(ə)l/
American English: /ˈnidl/

Translation of needle in Italian:


transitive verb

  • 2 (American English) [informal] (increase alcoholic strength of)
    aumentare la gradazione alcolica di (drink)


as sharp as a needle

= acuto

to have pins and needles

to get the needle

(British English) [informal]

to give somebody the needle

punzecchiare qualcuno

to be on the needle

(American English) [informal] (drug addict)

it is, was like looking for a needle in a haystack

è, era come cercare un ago in un pagliaio
Definition of needle in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources