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niggle

Pronunciation: /ˈnɪgəl/

Translation of niggle in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (complain) quejarse, rezongar* she always finds something to niggle about siempre encuentra algo de qué quejarse, siempre tiene algún reparo 1.2
    (niggling present participle/participio presente)
    [doubt/worry] constante; [complaint] insistente, fastidioso; [detail/job] engorroso
    Example sentences
    • It just niggled at me, and I thought I'd say something.
    • So I made my way to our meeting ready to hammer them down, but my sense of fair play niggled at me.
    • One thing that niggled at his mind was the bruises that covered her body.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • something's niggling him algo le preocupa, algo lo tiene inquieto

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