nettle

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1 nettle /ˈnɛtl̟/ verb
nettles; nettled; nettling
1 nettle
/ˈnɛtl̟/
verb
nettles; nettled; nettling
Learner's definition of NETTLE
[+ object]
: to make (someone) angry
2 nettle /ˈnɛtl̟/ noun
plural nettles
2 nettle
/ˈnɛtl̟/
noun
plural nettles
Learner's definition of NETTLE
[count]
: a tall plant that has leaves with hairs that sting you if you touch them

grasp the nettle

British
: to deal with an unpleasant situation without delay
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