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Verb
(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
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“If that happened, they would needle him until hell froze over trying to get him to tell them what was going on.”
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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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“I had trouble suppressing my amusement even knowing that Sebastian wanted to needle me into an unguarded response.”
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Present participle for to pierce with a needle
“The eyes were once more beginning to show the old nystagmus, so I decided to needle the cataracts.”
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Present participle for to mock or make fun of
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“Julia could criticize his lifestyle, his taste, and his lowbrow behavior, but she could no longer needle him about his lack of success.”
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Present participle for to pierce and make a hole or holes in
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Present participle for to talk humorously or flippantly (about something or someone)
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Present participle for to make an inquiry
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The state of being annoyed, frustrated, or worried
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Mockery or taunts, or the act of mocking or taunting
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Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
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Something that incites, supports, promotes, protects or advances
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Adjective
Contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
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