Translation of needle in Spanish:


aguja, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈnidl//ˈniːd(ə)l/


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    • 1.1US (become irritated, be taunted)

      (for sewing, on syringe, for etching) aguja feminine
      (on record player) aguja feminine
      (on record player) púa feminine River Plate
      knitting needle aguja de tejer feminine
      • she's good with the needle se da mucha maña para coser
      • to thread a needle enhebrar una aguja
      • a needle of light un rayito de luz
      • (become irritated) to get the needle picarse
      • he's been getting the needle lo han estado pinchando
      • to give sb the needle (taunt) pinchar a algn
      • to look for a needle in a haystack buscar una aguja en un pajar
      • She could conceive a brilliant idea, get the right fabric and embellishments, but the man who sits at the sewing machine or with a needle and thread can virtually destroy her dream.
      • When collecting aspirated material or material with a needle and syringe, the specimen should not be placed on a swab.
      • Using sewing circles as a cover, women carried baskets of needles, thread and cloth to houses where they gathered to write, read poetry, teach and learn.
      • Pass plays could be even more frustrating, since trying to accurately throw a piece of felt with the metal catapult was like trying to thread a needle from across the room.
      • The needle broke on my record player eighteen months ago and I haven't been able to get a new one yet.
      • The process is much like an old phonograph where the needle is the tip and the grooves in the vinyl record are the atoms.
      • He paid a $200 fine for possession of hypodermic syringes, needles, and other paraphernalia.
      • Then the needle skips on the record, and the hypnotic crackle of ancient vinyl roars in rhythmic waves.
      • He saw an opening last Christmas, when her housekeeper was looking about for a needle and thread to fix a hole in Wilson's sweater.
      • You can't even take a piece of thread or a needle with you.
      • Please bring material for costumes as well as needles and thread.
      • Breaks in aseptic technique can introduce microbial contamination into the vial via the needle, syringe, or rubber stopper.
      • Recent research indicates that flushing or soaking needles and syringes with bleach may not be effective in killing HIV.
      • It can also spread through infected blood and shared needles or syringes contaminated with the virus.
      • I prefer keeping a needle and thread on hand, just in case.
      • She found 3 different colored spools of cloth, a few basic colors of thread, a sewing needle, a cheap pair of shoes, and a comb.
      • These raw tubes are made primarily from stainless steel or other metal alloys and are the basis for subdural insertion devices such as hypodermic needles.
      • A lot of mess and all the other steps involved in injecting are implicated in Hep-C transmission, not just the needle and syringe.
      • If anaesthetic jelly is used, it will be squeezed into the urethra using a syringe without a needle, and will take effect in five to ten minutes.
      • The hard zinc plate, the surgicality of the etching needle and processes involving machines resist any illusion of a veridical access to the world or one's own emotions.
      • Cysts are treated by drawing off the fluid with a small needle and syringe (aspiration).
      • I put the needle down on three records that never fail to change my mood.
      • When Lacuna anesthetizes him, it will repeat endlessly in a recurring dream, skipping like a needle on a scratched record.
      • We do not know where she got the needle from because neither of us can remember the last time we used a needle and thread.
      • Although she had never threaded a needle in her life, she discovered that she knew exactly how to alter the too-large gowns so that they would fit her tiny frame.
      • After the nurse stitched the wound with a sewing needle and cotton thread, the mother and baby were transferred and treated by Dr Valle and his colleagues at the nearest hospital.
      • Assistants hold needles and thread, small scissors, and chains.
      • They are something I, as a member of Parliament, have been on about, to the point of being like a needle in a cracked record, for many, many years.
      • An unexpected sharp vibration can cause the head to crash onto the surface of the disk, gouging it like a phonograph needle can scratch a record.
      • I put the needle on the record and we started to dance.
      • For example, when planning to purchase drugs and vaccines, managers should ensure adequate supplies of syringes, needles, and gloves.
      • It could be like trying to thread a needle on a bucking bronco.
      • The opening vignette, ‘Lullaby for a Broken Dog’ is simple piano tinklings and a man's spoken words over the hiss and pop of a needle on an old record.
      • I got a job as a seamstress (for any sailor is handy with a needle and thread) mending clothes for the tailor.
      • Then the image is incised into the wax or resin layer with an etching needle.
      • Basic hand-sewing techniques were demonstrated: a whip stitch and a straight stitch, along with how to thread a needle and make a knot.
      • The waste contained nonrecyclable plastic, as well as hypodermic needles and intravenous drip tubes.
      • It was the only band I could come up with, but man; it was like the needle dragging across the record.
      • It's a nice portrait of Strummer the hipster, talking his jive talk and dropping the needle on U Roy records to a worldwide audience.
      • They also provide sterile syringes and needles, as well as management of overdoses by medical personnel when necessary.
      • Remove the syringe, leaving the needle in the catheter, and attach a new catheter plug.
      • As the shot is made, the effects man, who has in front of him a copy of the cable message, drops the needle on an effects record and listeners hear the applause of the crowd as the shot reaches the boundary.
      • Put the needle on the record, and pump up the jam!
      • Then he held it lightly against the membrane of a yeast cell, so that like a record needle, it would record any movement and translate it into sound.
      • Examples include the use of hypodermic needles designed to protect healthcare workers against exposure to HIV from needle sticks.
      • He watched her thread her needle again, her slender, graceful fingers never erring despite the inadequate light.
      • In her last years she continued with her art, though she gave up etching due to her loss of the visual acuity required by the etching needle.
      • Cue the sound of a needle coming off a record abruptly.
      • She sat down, smoothed out her dress, threaded the needle, and began.
      • I can no longer thread needles (I used to be a world expert at that).
      • Reuse of syringes and needles puts patients at risk for cross contamination and health care workers at risk if a needle-stick injury occurs.
      • Reduction in injecting drug use, as indicated by reduced output in the needle and syringe programmes, would be consistent with reduction in such infections at the population level.
      • He slowly put down the pen he had in his hand, pulled the needle off the record, and sat down.
      • To give the epidural anaesthetic, the anaesthetist passes a hollow needle into a small space just below the spinal cord.
      • A clinic that provides drug users with clean needles, syringes, and a safe place to inject could substantially reduce syringe sharing, according to a recent study.
      • A needle attached to a syringe, or to a special blood collecting container, is pushed into the vein and the syringe is used to draw out a sample of your blood.
      • When the friend forgot to bring him his needles for the record player Chad attempted to re-enter the club.
      • SIR - With all respect to the enthusiasm of those demanding a railway link between Bradford's two stations, the now well-worn record needs a new needle.
      • Finally, on her twenty-seventh attempt, she let out a whoop of delight when the black thread slipped smoothly through the needle's hole.
      • I stand and look down at the needle as I thread it with ease and neatly begin stitching.
      • Keenan is aware of the psychic sound of a needle scraped across a record.
      • Then a hollow needle is inserted into the bone, and a syringe is used to draw out the liquid-like bone marrow.
      • Drunk off the champagne, Ronan leaned in to give Rue a kiss, and surely would have if Hector had not pulled the needle off of the record, making an intolerable screeching sound.

    • 1.2(on gauge)

      aguja feminine
      • A new magnetic alloy produces no net field, making it a poor choice for compass needles, but it could be used to build new devices based on electron spins.
      • This implies a net magnetic moment less robust than the compass needle of single-celled magnetotactic bacteria.
      • Some 800,000 years ago, a compass needle would have pointed south, having previously pointed north.
      • What you will notice is that the compass needle swings.
      • Both students and instructors will have to interpret numbers rolling up and down a screen, rather than read needles on a dial.
      • The testing is done by passing a weak current through the circuit in which a small galvanometer is included and if the needle of the instrument moves when a connexion is made the circuit is in order.
      • The compass needle aligns itself with this field (perpendicular to the wire).
      • Then Mr. Randi caused a compass needle to deflect by about 15° and caused several watches to advance.
      • Getting back to the point, if we move in comparison to two objects [the needle and the printed dial], they apparently move compared to each other.
      • The two polar molecules act like compass needles, which are small bar magnets.
      • The north magnetic pole, to which compass needles point from all over the Earth, moves day by day.
      • Of course the weak magnet is far from being able to pick one up but the children can detect the effect by seeing that the end of their compass needle attracts itself to the coin, held near outside the plastic.
      • The needle of that compass is kindness, simple human kindness.
      • These changes in the mind influence the tiny flow of electrical energy generated by the E-Meter, causing the needle on its dial to move.
      • If you place a compass there, the needle won't move.
      • The Earth's magnetic field aligns liquid particles much like tiny compass needles.
      • As he descends, his head is turning like the needle of an indecisive compass, his eyes taking in each and every bit of action on the docks below him.
      • But in magnets, like a compass needle, more of the domains are lined up in the same direction, and so the material has an overall magnetic field.
      • The needle on the navigational instrument points directly to it, but you still can't spot the runway through the haze.
      • They're like a pair of compass needles for the whole city.

    • 1.3Botany

      aguja feminine
      • Generally only a very hot fire, one fueled by drought and a heavy buildup of fallen leaves and pine needles, will kill a longleaf pine.
      • The nest is built on the ground, a shallow depression under dense cover, lined with a few needles and leaves.
      • She could hear the dry leaves and pine needles crushing beneath the stallion's hooves.
      • Below my leather boots the ground is covered in an endless assortment of life: bronze pine needles, lobed oak leaves, a digger wasp.
      • Shredded paper can be added to compost, so too can pine needles and gum leaves.
      • All of a sudden across the clearing the other band burst out from between the trees in a dusting of leaves and pine needles.
      • The same colours ran up the striated bark of the pine trees whose needles were beginning to acquire the sated, dusty green of summer.
      • It is built of moss, pine needles, leaves, twigs, bark, and other plant material, and lined with hair.
      • Usually 1 to 2 cm thick, it is composed of needles, leaves, twigs, and is dark brown in colour.
      • I'd woken face down in pine needles and crushed leaves.
      • Instead of leaves they have needles, and they spread their seeds in cones.
      • He didn't get very far before he collapsed into a pile of pine needles and slowly decaying leaves, hurting, weak, and exhausted.
      • Nests are a shallow scrape in the ground lined with dead twigs, needles, leaves, and feathers.
      • Huge clusters of thorn bushes, fungus, tree roots and a carpet of dead leaves and pine needles made walking a chore.
      • Pine trees coated the edges, and I could start to see the more tropical trees that made up the core of the forest, so both dried leaves and pine needles coated the trail.
      • The conifers are a particularly interesting group to study as unlike cereals their leaves or needles are retained for several years.
      • A large volume of soil can thus be sampled by analyzing appropriate parts of a tree, such as twigs, needles, leaves, or bark.
      • Woodchips, bark, grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, straw, and sawdust are examples of organic mulches.
      • Most nutrients in the soil actually come from fallen needles and leaves.
      • Pine needles, shredded leaves, straw, and grass clippings from untreated lawns work well.

  • 2Britishinformal

    (aggressive rivalry)
    pique masculine informal
    before noun needle match duelo a muerte masculine

transitive verb

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    pinchar informal
    he's always needling his brother siempre está pinchando al hermano informal
    • they needled her into losing her temper la pincharon tanto que perdió los estribos
    • what really needles me is that … lo que de verdad me saca de quicio / me fastidia es que …
    • ‘There was a bit of needle that came from the semi-final,’ he agreed.
    • This needle match between France and Britain dates back at least to the hundred years war.
    • ‘I've played him three times before and always beaten him, and there was a bit of needle from the start,’ Hann said.
    • Shipley's first and second teams are in the West Yorkshire Super League - and when they clash they are always needle matches.
    • Wearsiders and Teessiders can enjoy the North East needle match, Middlesbrough v Sunderland, at the Skeldergate pub on Monday night.
    • There's always been a bit of needle between classicists and archeologists.
    • Moyes is the referee, which is just as well as the fixture generally has a bit of needle to it: the veterans needing to continually reassert their prowess over the younger generation.
    • 11 mins: There's an interesting bit of needle going on here between Silvestre and Giannakopoulos.