Translation of needle in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (for sewing, on syringe, for etching)also: knitting needleshe's good with the needleaguja (feminine) de tejer or (Spain) de hacer puntoto thread a needlese da mucha maña para cosera needle of lightenhebrar una agujato get the needle [colloquial] (become irritated) (British English)un rayito de luz(be taunted) (American English) he's been getting the needlepicarse [colloquial]to give somebody the needle [colloquial] (taunt) (American English)lo han estado pinchando [colloquial]to look for a needle in a haystackpinchar a alguien [colloquial](irritate) (British English)sacar de quicio a alguienExample sentences
- He watched her thread her needle again, her slender, graceful fingers never erring despite the inadequate light.
- After the nurse stitched the wound with a sewing needle and cotton thread, the mother and baby were transferred and treated by Dr Valle and his colleagues at the nearest hospital.
- She found 3 different colored spools of cloth, a few basic colors of thread, a sewing needle, a cheap pair of shoes, and a comb.
- He paid a $200 fine for possession of hypodermic syringes, needles, and other paraphernalia.
- To give the epidural anaesthetic, the anaesthetist passes a hollow needle into a small space just below the spinal cord.
- Examples include the use of hypodermic needles designed to protect healthcare workers against exposure to HIV from needle sticks.
Example sentences1.2 (on gauge)
- When the friend forgot to bring him his needles for the record player Chad attempted to re-enter the club.
- The needle broke on my record player eighteen months ago and I haven't been able to get a new one yet.
- They are something I, as a member of Parliament, have been on about, to the point of being like a needle in a cracked record, for many, many years.
Example sentences1.3 (Botany)
- The hard zinc plate, the surgicality of the etching needle and processes involving machines resist any illusion of a veridical access to the world or one's own emotions.
- Then the image is incised into the wax or resin layer with an etching needle.
- In her last years she continued with her art, though she gave up etching due to her loss of the visual acuity required by the etching needle.
- If you place a compass there, the needle won't move.
- What you will notice is that the compass needle swings.
- The compass needle aligns itself with this field (perpendicular to the wire).
- The conifers are a particularly interesting group to study as unlike cereals their leaves or needles are retained for several years.
- Usually 1 to 2 cm thick, it is composed of needles, leaves, twigs, and is dark brown in colour.
- A large volume of soil can thus be sampled by analyzing appropriate parts of a tree, such as twigs, needles, leaves, or bark.
- 2 uncountable (aggressive rivalry)(British English) [colloquial](before noun) needle matchExample sentences
- Wearsiders and Teessiders can enjoy the North East needle match, Middlesbrough v Sunderland, at the Skeldergate pub on Monday night.
- This needle match between France and Britain dates back at least to the hundred years war.
- Shipley's first and second teams are in the West Yorkshire Super League - and when they clash they are always needle matches.
- he's always needling his brotherthey needled her into losing her tempersiempre está pinchando al hermano [colloquial]what really needles me is that …la pincharon tanto que perdió los estriboslo que de verdad me saca de quicio or me fastidia es que …Example sentences
- But I would rather be needled by a performer than bored.
- So, for all those that think we are being racist by needling the French over this, I'd like to assure you of two things.
- Throughout our conversation, as one veteran good-naturedly needles the other, all the teen-angst details come out.
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