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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
nettle /'netl/
  • danh từ
    • (thực vật học) cây tầm ma
    • to be on nettles
      • như ngồi phải gai
    • 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
Concise 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

Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ 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
Synonym: ANNOY
[VN] My remarks clearly nettled her. [also VN that]
Collocation Dictionary


stinging | dead
(= a variety that does not sting)


clump, patch


cut (down), get rid of


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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