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British English: /ˈniːd(ə)l/
American English: /ˈnidl/

Translation of needle in French:


transitive verb

  • 2 (American English) [informal] (increase alcoholic strength of)
    corser (drink)


as sharp as a needle

rusé comme un singe

to have pins and needles

avoir des fourmis

to get the needle

[informal] (British English)
prendre la mouche [informal]

to give somebody the needle

mettre quelqu'un en rogne [informal]

to be on the needle

(American English) [informal] (take drugs)
se piquer [informal]
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