Meaning of NEEDLE in English

NEEDLE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

get pins and needles

I’ll have to move because I’m starting to get pins and needles in my foot.

knitting needle

pine needle

pins and needles

I’ll have to move because I’m starting to get pins and needles in my foot.

the compass needle (= the long piece of metal that moves to show north )

thread...needle

Will you thread the needle for me?

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

adjacent

Following her instructions to the letter, I took the centre stitch and transferred it to the adjacent needle .

For example, the rule of not having two adjacent needles tucking.

Move stitch from needle 3 to adjacent needle.

alternate

Also, an alternate needle pattern produces beautiful mash lace very easily.

Transfer all the stitches to the main bed, placing two stitches on alternate needles .

This carriage can be set to knit alternate needles on the ribber.

This, as you probably know by now, selects alternate needles automatically.

clean

Tacoma's push for clean needles was started by Dave Purchase, a local drug counsellor.

Instead, they should provide the user with clean needles and information to help avoid infection.

empty

Put the empty needles in non-working position and knit on.

Push the empty needle to non-working position.

Drop the loops from the needles marked X and put the empty needles to non-working position.

Bring forward the empty in-between needles on both beds, matching the ends.

All back bed empty needles to non-working position.

fine

Percutaneous fine needle aspiration cytology is, however, highly operator dependent.

The possible dissemination of tumour by percutaneous fine needle aspiration cytology may result in these becoming the diagnostic techniques of choice.

A fine needle on a syringe was introduced through the cyst wall, and air under pressure pushed the syringe barrel outwards.

Practitioners use fine needles - normally stainless steel - to stimulate specific anatomical points of the body.

In these patients two novel cytology methods, endobiliary biopsy and endobiliary fine needle aspiration, may be suitable.

full

For a Chunky machine and a full needle rib setting use double knit yarn.

Push up needles for full needle rib.

Some yarns will give a neat sideways band using full needle rib but others look very floppy so beware.

For a full needle tuck stitch garment then you can choose between a full needle rib or a 2x1 setting.

Three and four colour knitting is usually more successful using full needle rib and fine yarns with the ribber.

For a full needle tuck stitch garment then you can choose between a full needle rib or a 2x1 setting.

hypodermic

A little extra pressure and I would be able to fish it out with the hypodermic needle I had poised ready.

Officers found used hypodermic needles in a trailer in the backyard next to an infant car seat.

She had asked for more antibiotics, some hypodermic needles , and a lot of sterile dressings.

In recent years, most notably on the album New York, Reed has swapped the hypodermic needle for the wagging finger.

long

Thread up the second yarn with a long needle or bodkin and thread this second yarn into the correct slot.

It was like a long knitting needle .

The woman used long needles of bone to stitch the parts of her son together again.

selected

If the designer has longer blocks of selected or unselected needles , the floats of weaving yarn will also be longer.

Those stitches that were on the selected needles have been transferred to the needle on the left.

sharp

A young, thin-faced man with brown hair, a sharp needle nose and watery eyes answered.

Using sharp needles and ink, they were in the act of tattooing something on the girl's back.

The tower is visible tens of miles away, a sharp white needle of stone thrusting into sky.

■ NOUN

compass

He knew it was a question of keeping a direction in your head, like a compass needle .

The compass needle points to the magnetic north pole.

Point the truck west and the engine is now to the left, so it pulls the compass needle left.

exchange

Black politicians and community leaders who opposed needle exchanges claimed the programme was racist and genocidal.

San Francisco has had a formal needle exchange throughout the 1990s.

Make good use of your local needle exchange or chemist and stock up on new works.

The United States is the only Western country that does not include needle exchange in its drug policy.

For the last 5 years, chemists in Gloucestershire which display this sign have been operating a needle exchange system.

We offer advice, needle exchanges , and monitoring of physical and psychological variables.

My needle exchange operates on a dealing street.

Five needle exchange schemes, each running for a couple of hours a week.

knitting

They had a steel knitting needle .

A knitting needle , in this day and age!

Cornelius observed that these corresponded in size to the diameter of a number thirteen knitting needle .

Mr Davidson was battered to death while his daughter's eye was pierced with a knitting needle .

Out of it she drew a little distaff, much as we would draw out a pair of knitting needles .

pine

The scent and hissing of pine needles make him believe he's in a hospital where nurses pass by him.

Gourd artist Alice Hunter of Tavares will teach pine-needle weaving, demonstrating how to decorate rims of gourds with pine needles .

She was pointing at a recess scraped in the soft earth and pine needles .

I really believe I could have hit a mosquito in the eye with a pine needle at thirty paces.

These are domed-shaped mounds, around three feet across, covered in pine needles and busy with ants moving over the surface.

Pick up a handful of pine needles from the forest floor.

Bursting from the trees ahead of him, three black shapes came hurtling towards him over the pine needle floor of the clearing.

Kenny stabbed the toe of his shoe into the layer of pine needles , digging for the dirt beneath.

rib

For a Chunky machine and a full needle rib setting use double knit yarn.

Again cast on in full needle rib then transfer the stitches according to the diagram.

So again if you're unfamiliar with this yarn and needle arrangement, start by knitting stripes in full needle rib .

Push up needles for full needle rib .

Some yarns will give a neat sideways band using full needle rib but others look very floppy so beware.

Cast on in full needle rib , using cast on two and a three-ply or similar weight yarn.

See Sample B. You can repeat the transfer rows as many times as you wish before continuing in full needle rib .

Three and four colour knitting is usually more successful using full needle rib and fine yarns with the ribber.

selection

Automatic end needle selection is another bonus which insures that knitted edges are always neat and tidy.

So the end needle selection cams on punchcard machines should be put out of work.

The needle selection for patterning is electromagnetic.

On machines with automatic end needle selection cams, these are set to select the end needles to the selected position.

On machines without automatic end needle selection , I watch the end needles.

■ VERB

bring

Row 1: Bring needle from back to front of work through the stitch below the first stitch to be worked.

Put the carriage on to the rail, bring it near to the needles , lock it on to the rail and start to turn.

Reduce your rate of descent immediately to bring the needle back towards the circle.

After the last stitch of the row, bring the needle up through the stitch above.

Take particular note that putting the side levers to 0 will bring needles in E position back to B position.

The carriage will knit, bringing the needles back to B position as it does so.

So, I bring all the remaining needles forward to knit the background colour.

Remove waste from this edge and bring the needles forward again. 10.

hold

The stitching is done holding the needles with tweezers with the surgeons wearing special operating glasses.

You may have to hold the needles down as you go.

insert

Quickly Robert inserted the needle into the thigh muscle, and in about a minute, the small body went limp.

She struggled to find a vein to insert a needle for a transfusion.

knit

Put the empty needles in non-working position and knit on.

As you knit , the edge needles will knit back every two rows.

The carriage will knit , bringing the needles back to B position as it does so.

When you knit punch lace, the cotton thread in feeder 2 knits every needle on every row.

This carriage can be set to knit alternate needles on the ribber.

On Brother and Toyota machines, the needles that are selected forward of the needlebed are the needles that will knit .

leave

Then firmly tack the seam, leaving the needles in place, to hold the layers together.

Continue in this way across the bed, leaving stitches on the needles as you crochet.

Do not leave needles lying around.

move

The only clues that I was flying were moving needles in gauges and radio conversations with various control towers.

If nothing moved , then the needle might not jump into the little groove of the day.

push

Handle down. Push up all in-between needles on the front bed.

He pushed an intravenous needle into her arm.

put

I embroidered a design and laid some flax on a scarf, and put it through the needles .

I watched my high school buddy put a needle into her arm.

Drop the loops from the needles marked X and put the empty needles to non-working position.

Volkov kept putting the needle back to the start of the record again, smiling like some one cooking a perfect omelette.

Ryder, you wouldn't have the bottle to put a needle anywhere near your arm.

select

Move the carriage across the bed to select the needles .

Knit two rows as shown by the curved arrow then select the needles and move the lace carriage to the right.

I understand that in conjunction with the Design Controller it will select the needles for intarsia knitting.

Nothing will happen, since you haven't yet selected any needles and this carriage can not knit.

Never select more than one needle in sequence at a time.

The format of the bed should be lace carriage at the left and main carriage at the right before selecting needles .

These three rows, selecting the needles and knitting two rows between have created a sloping repeat motif across the row.

The Carriage is set as for stocking stitch, except that the carriage must be reading the card and selecting the needles .

share

The rest were mainly infected as a result of injecting drugs and sharing needles .

Transmission by sharing unsterilized needles is easy to understand.

How to keep healthy Never share a needle or syringe if you're injecting drugs.

Still, sharing needles creates a somewhat limited viral highway.

Most have contracted the disease through sharing needles .

In addition, IDUs often share needles with the same small cluster of people, keeping infection within a limited circle.

They had all shared needles for years, but only among themselves.

stick

Who are these two, these fiercely attractive men who want me to stick their needle in my arm?

Blacks, however, were expected to stick needles in their arms.

Out on the street the fog sears the back of your nostrils and the cold sticks a needle up every pore.

Indinavir, a protease inhibitor, is added for workers accidentally stuck with HIVexposed needles .

thread

It reminded me of Mrs Patrick Campbell, who, according to Shaw, could thread a needle with her toes.

He sat with Lula while she quilted, threading needles for her and telling her about his day.

Even many conservatives agree that Clinton has threaded that needle more effectively than they expected.

use

Practitioners use fine needles - normally stainless steel - to stimulate specific anatomical points of the body.

Ordinary chlorine bleach kills the virus on contact and can be used to sterilize needles between uses.

Seven guys all used the same needle .

Officers found used hypodermic needles in a trailer in the backyard next to an infant car seat.

Some yarns will give a neat sideways band using full needle rib but others look very floppy so beware.

You can also use a twin needle on most domestic machines.

It is sometimes accomplished by using a needle to draw out the contents of the fetal skull.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be on pins and needles

I was on pins and needles until I found out I'd won.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The needles have dropped off the Christmas tree.

The AIDS virus can be transmitted by the use of dirty needles.

There must be some dust on the needle .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Billy used his penknife to fashion a needle sharp point on each of the sticks.

How many tucks can any one needle accept without the whole thing piling up on the needles and jamming the carriages?

It will be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Pick up a handful of pine needles from the forest floor.

The needles splinter the wind into dirges and laments that tell of the long and tragic history of the trees.

Then firmly tack the seam, leaving the needles in place, to hold the layers together.

Then I tried the new needle supplied with the machine when I bought it many years ago.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Paula kept needling him about getting a job, and so finally he hit her.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Band members sing spontaneous and insulting ditties, needling the girls as they run up the court or in-bound the ball.

Beak's been filed to needle sharpness.

She needled him too much and punctured his control.

She prodded, quizzed, needled, and unsettled me for about an hour until finally she stopped, satisfied.

Something about him was beginning to needle her, challenging her to meet him on his own terms.

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