- n.针; 针状物; <口>刺激性言行;
- vt.用针缝，刺; 刺激，激怒; <俚>增加（饮料的）酒精含量;
- 复数: needles;
a needle and thread
the oscillation of the compass needle
The nurse stuck the needle into my arm.
She passed the needle through the rough cloth, back and forth.
My eyes burn from staring at the needle.
At 240 mph the needle went off the clock.
I hyperventilate when they come near me with the needle.
She took the needle off the record and turned the lights out.
The needle on the dial went right round to fifty feet, which was as far as it could go, and there it stuck.
I was pricked by the needle of curiosity.
I sit down, thread a needle, snip off an old button.
There's a needle and cotton there.
She kept looking at the dial on the boiler. The needle had reached 250 degrees.
This material is very thick and this needle is not strong enough to go through it.
I've stuck a needle in my finger!
The needle of a compass points to the north.
The needle left a prick in the tailor's finger.
A fiddly task like threading a needle often makes you frown.
She is handy with the needle.
A compass needle always points north.
It was difficult to work the needle through the stiff cloth.
When the doctor stuck the needle into her arm, the child screamed blue murder.
Bacteria was introduced into his bloodstream through an unsterile needle.
The boy is prodding the animal with a needle.
She was handy with her needle.
She feel very awkward with a needle.
Looking for them now is like fishing for a needle in a haystack!
It is like fishing for a needle in the ocean.
Both strains quickly invaded local hospitals when needle sharing and other unhealthy practices ensured the rapid spreading of the infection by bringing people into contact with contaminated body fluids.
1. as of a conifer
2. a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument
3. a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
4. a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record
1. goad or provoke,as by constant criticism;
"He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
2. prick with a needle
the eye of a needle
a tiny aperture or opening through which it would seem impossible to pass (especially with reference to Matt. 19:24)
a needle in a haystack
something that is almost impossible to find because it is hidden among so many other things
- on the needle
Once your're on the needle, you've had it.
- on the needle