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needling

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needling

verb
present participle 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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“Needling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/needling. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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