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Definition of nettle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    nettle

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈnɛt̮l//
     
    [usually passive] nettle somebody it nettles somebody that… (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nettle
     
    he / she / it nettles
     
    past simple nettled
     
    -ing form nettling
     
     
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  1. 1to make someone slightly angry synonym annoy
  2. 2 My remarks clearly nettled her.
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