Definition of nettle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

nettle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈnetl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnetl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nettle
BrE BrE//ˈnetl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnetl//
 
he / she / it nettles
BrE BrE//ˈnetlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnetlz//
 
past simple nettled
BrE BrE//ˈnetld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnetld//
 
past participle nettled
BrE BrE//ˈnetld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnetld//
 
-ing form nettling
BrE BrE//ˈnetlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnetlɪŋ//
 
Anger
 
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[usually passive] nettle somebody | it nettles somebody that… (informal, especially British English) to make somebody slightly angry synonym annoy My remarks clearly nettled her. See related entries: Anger Word Origin Old English netle, netele, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch netel and German Nessel. The verb dates from late Middle English.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nettle