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English noun: nettle

1. nettle (plant) any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)


Broader (hypernym)weed


Narrower (hyponym)artillery plant, clearweed, dead nettle, friendship plant, Laportea canadensis, panamica, panamiga, Pilea involucrata, Pilea microphylla, Pilea pumilla, richweed, Roman nettle, stinging nettle, Urtica dioica, Urtica pipulifera, wood nettle


English verb: nettle

1. nettle (perception) sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation


Synonymsurticate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bite, burn, sting


Verb groupurticate

2. nettle (emotion) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations


SamplesMosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me.
It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to nettle Sue


Synonymsannoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, rag, rile, vex


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)displease


Narrower (hyponym)antagonise, antagonize, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, eat into, fret, fret, get, get under one's skin, grate, harass, harry, hassle, molest, peeve, plague, provoke, rankle, ruffle


Verb groupchafe









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