English - Vietnamese Dictionary
nettle /'netl/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (thực vật học) cây tầm ma
- to grasp the nettle
- dũng cảm đương đầu với khó khăn
- grasp the nettle and it won't sting you
- cứ dũng cảm đương đầu với khó khăn thì rồi mọi khó khăn sẽ vượt qua
nettles|nettled|nettling'netlAdvanced English Dictionary
+any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
+sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
+cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
+ noun (also stinging nettle) a wild plant with leaves that have pointed edges, are covered in fine hairs and sting if you touch them
Idioms see GRASP v.
+ verb [usually passive] (informal, especially BrE) to make sb slightly angry
[VN] My remarks clearly nettled her. [also VN that]
stinging | dead
(= a variety that does not sting)
VERB + NETTLE
cut (down), get rid of
NETTLE + VERB
grow | sting | spread
The nettles had spread and now covered half the garden.
in (the) ~s
There was an old car half buried in the nettles.
| on ~s
The butterflies lay their eggs on nettles.
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