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1‘the needle on the meter barely moved’
indicator, pointer, marker, arrow, hand
2‘she lowered the needle on to the record’
1‘why had she allowed Leo to needle her into telling him?’
goad, provoke, bait, taunt, pester, harass, prick, prod, sting
informal irritate, annoy, anger, vex, irk, nettle, pique, exasperate, infuriate, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, ruffle someone's feathers, try someone's patience
informal aggravate, rile, niggle, get in someone's hair, hassle, get to, bug, miff, peeve, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, hack off
British informal wind up, get at, nark, get across
North American informal ride
NZ informal rark
informal, vulgar slang piss off
informal, rare exacerbate, hump, rasp
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