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niggle

US [ˈnɪɡ(ə)l]
UK ['nɪɡ(ə)l]
  • n.轻微的批评;小牢骚;一丝挥不去的烦恼(或疑虑等);轻微疼痛
  • v.使烦恼;使焦虑;吹毛求疵;挑剔
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Simple Present:niggles  Present Participle:niggling  Past Tense:niggled  
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n.
1.
轻微的批评;小牢骚a small criticism or complaint
2.
一丝挥不去的烦恼(或疑虑等)a slight feeling, such as worry, doubt, etc. that does not go away
a niggle of doubt
一丝挥之不去的疑虑
3.
轻微疼痛a slight pain
He gets the occasional niggle in his right shoulder.
他的右肩有时感到轻微的疼痛。
v.
1.
[i][t]
使烦恼;使焦虑to irritate or annoy sb slightly; to make sb slightly worried
A doubt niggled at her.
一丝疑惑困扰着她。
It niggled him that she had not phoned back.
她没给他回电话,这使他有些不安。
Something was niggling her.
她有点烦心的事儿。
2.
[i]
~ (about/over sth).~ (at sb) (for sth)
吹毛求疵;挑剔to argue about sth unimportant; to criticize sb for sth that is not important

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