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needled

verb
past tense of needle

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1 to attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
  • we needled him mercilessly for thinking that he had any chance of being the prom date for the school's most popular girl

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2 to subject (someone) to constant scoldings and sharp reminders
  • quit needling me! I'll take out the trash in a minute!

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“Needled.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/needled. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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