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Noun needle has 4 senses
  1. acerate leaf, needle - as of a conifer
    --1 is a kind of simple leaf
  2. needle - a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument
    --2 is a kind of
  3. needle - a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has part: eye; point
    --3 has particulars:
     crochet needle, crochet hook; hypodermic needle; knitting needle; packing needle; sewing needle
    Derived form: verb needle2
  4. phonograph needle, needle - a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record
    --4 is a kind of stylus
Verb needle has 2 senses
  1. needle, goad - goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
    --1 is one way to harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. needle - prick with a needle
    --2 is one way to
    prickle, prick
    Derived form: noun needle3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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