needle

needle
I ['niːdl]
nome
1) sart. med. bot. ago m.

the eye of a needle — la cruna di un ago

knitting needle — ferro da maglia

crochet needle — uncinetto

2) (in compass) ago m.
3) (stylus) puntina f.
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as sharp as a needle — [person] = acuto

to have pins and needles — avere il formicolio

to be on the needle — AE colloq. [drug addict] bucarsi

it is like looking for a needle in a haystack — è come cercare un ago in un pagliaio

II ['niːdl]
verbo transitivo punzecchiare, stuzzicare [person]
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['ni:dl]
noun
1) (a small, sharp piece of steel with a hole (called an eye) at one end for thread, used in sewing etc: a sewing needle.) ago
2) (any of various instruments of a long narrow pointed shape: a knitting needle; a hypodermic needle.) ago
3) ((in a compass etc) a moving pointer.) ago
4) (the thin, sharp-pointed leaf of a pine, fir etc.) ago
- needlework
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needle /ˈni:dl/
n.
1 (anche bot., mecc., med.) ago; (tecn.) lancetta (di uno strumento): needle and thread, ago e filo; the eye of a needle, la cruna d'un ago; the needle of a syringe, l'ago d'una siringa; pine-tree needles, aghi di pino; the needle of a compass, l'ago d'una bussola; (autom.) The needle on the petrol tank is on ‘empty’, la lancetta della benzina segna ‘rosso’
2 ago torto; uncinetto; ferro da calza: knitting needle, ferro da calza; darning needle, ago da rammendo; crochet needle, uncinetto
3 (mus.) puntina (di grammofono)
4 (geogr.) punta; cima; guglia; vetta
5 obelisco
6 [u] (fam.) irritazione; nervosismo
7 (fam.) punzecchiatura
8 (fam.) siringa
9 (fam.) iniezione: The injured man was given a needle for tetanus, al ferito fecero un'antitetanica
10 [u] (fam., sport) agonismo
11 (canottaggio) remo per la voga di punta
12 (alpinismo) guglia; monolito
● (fam.) needles and pins, formicolio □ needle bath, doccia filiforme □ (mecc.) needle bearing, boccola ad aghi □ needle book, agoraio in forma di libro □ needle case, agoraio □ needle's eye, cruna (dell'ago) □ needle exchange, servizio per tossicodipendenti che fornisce siringhe sterili in cambio di quelle usate; (anche) centro che offre questo servizio □ (sport) needle game, partita (o gara) assai combattuta (o tirata) (tra due rivali storici) □ (elettron.) needle gap, spinterometro a punte □ (mil.) needle gun, fucile ad ago □ needle lace, merletto ad ago □ (sport) needle match = needle game ► sopra □ (fam.) needle park, parco frequentato da drogati; parco pieno di siringhe (di drogati) □ needle-pointed, puntuto come un ago □ (radio) needle time, tempo dedicato alla trasmissione di musica registrata □ (mecc.) needle valve, valvola ad ago □ (fig.) as sharp as a needle, acuto; intelligente, perspicace □ (slang) to be back on the needle, avere ripreso a bucarsi (o a farsi) □ (slang) to do the needle, bucarsi; farsi (pop.) □ (fam.) to get the needle, innervosirsi; stizzirsi; seccarsi □ (fam.) to give sb. the needle, punzecchiare, stuzzicare q. □ (fam.) to have the needle, avere i nervi (o il nervoso) □ (slang) to hit the needle, diventare tossicomane; farsi (pop.) □ (fig.) to look for a needle in a haystack, cercare un ago in un pagliaio □ (slang) to be off the needle, avere smesso di bucarsi; non farsi più (pop.) □ to thread a needle, infilare un ago □ (fig.) to thread the needle, portare a termine un compito difficile.
(to) needle /ˈni:dl/
A v. t.
1 cucire
2 forare, pungere con un ago
3 (fam.) pungere (fig.); punzecchiare; infastidire; stuzzicare
4 (agopuntura) applicare aghi a (q.)
5 (fam. USA) aumentare la gradazione alcolica di (un liquore)
B v. i.
1 cucire; fare lavori di cucito; agucchiare (fam.)
2 cristallizzarsi in forma d'aghi.
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I ['niːdl]
nome
1) sart. med. bot. ago m.

the eye of a needle — la cruna di un ago

knitting needle — ferro da maglia

crochet needle — uncinetto

2) (in compass) ago m.
3) (stylus) puntina f.
••

as sharp as a needle — [person] = acuto

to have pins and needles — avere il formicolio

to be on the needle — AE colloq. [drug addict] bucarsi

it is like looking for a needle in a haystack — è come cercare un ago in un pagliaio

II ['niːdl]
verbo transitivo punzecchiare, stuzzicare [person]

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