needle (one)(redirected from needle it)
informal To provoke one with teasing or goading remarks or acts. She just kept needling me with condescending comments about my sales numbers. You need to stop needling Tom. You may think it's all in good fun, but it's making him genuinely upset.
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tv. to annoy someone. Tom is always needling Frank.
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