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Definition of nettle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nettle

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