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  1. заниматься пустяками, размениваться на мелочи

  2. суетиться

  3. придираться, критиковать

  4. надоедать, изводить, приставать

  5. одурачивать, обманывать, надувать

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Duncan had forgotten this way Fraser had, of catching hold of a subject and niggling away at it, just for the pleasure of thinking it through.
Дункан уже забыл о способности Фрейзера вцепиться в тему и просто ради удовольствия обсасывать ее со всех сторон.
Waters, Sarah / The Night WatchУотерс, Сара / Ночной дозор
Ночной дозор
Уотерс, Сара
© 2006 by Sarah Waters
© А. Сафронов, перевод с английского, 2008
© Издание на русском языке, ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2008
The Night Watch
Waters, Sarah
© 2006 by Sarah Waters
But something's niggling at my mind.
Но что-то вертится у меня в голове.
Kinsella, Sophie / The Secret Dreamworld of a ShopaholicКинселла, Софи / Тайный мир шопоголика
Тайный мир шопоголика
Кинселла, Софи
© Copyright Sophie Kinsella
© 2005, Фантом Пресс
© Анастасия Корчагина, перевод
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic
Kinsella, Sophie
© Copyright Sophie Kinsella
What is most striking is the discovery of niggling little rules, outlined in CIA manuals and co-opted by the government's legal executives.
Что больше всего поражает – это раскрытие пустячных мелких правил, изложенных в инструкциях ЦРУ и допущенных судебными исполнителями правительства.
Todorov, TzvetanТодоров, Цветан
доров, Цветан
Тодоров, Цвета
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2010
dorov, Tzvetan
Todorov, Tzveta
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2010

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'nɪglVerbзаниматься пустяками; размениваться на мелочиExamples

to niggle over smth. — спорить по мелочам

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Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)niggling
Past Participle (Participle II)niggled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I nigglewe niggle
you niggleyou niggle
he/she/it nigglesthey niggle
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am nigglingwe are niggling
you are nigglingyou are niggling
he/she/it is nigglingthey are niggling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have niggledwe have niggled
you have niggledyou have niggled
he/she/it has niggledthey have niggled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been nigglingwe have been niggling
you have been nigglingyou have been niggling
he/she/it has been nigglingthey have been niggling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I niggledwe niggled
you niggledyou niggled
he/she/it niggledthey niggled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was nigglingwe were niggling
you were nigglingyou were niggling
he/she/it was nigglingthey were niggling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had niggledwe had niggled
you had niggledyou had niggled
he/she/it had niggledthey had niggled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been nigglingwe had been niggling
you had been nigglingyou had been niggling
he/she/it had been nigglingthey had been niggling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will nigglewe shall/will niggle
you will niggleyou will niggle
he/she/it will nigglethey will niggle
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be nigglingwe shall/will be niggling
you will be nigglingyou will be niggling
he/she/it will be nigglingthey will be niggling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have niggledwe shall/will have niggled
you will have niggledyou will have niggled
he/she/it will have niggledthey will have niggled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been nigglingwe shall/will have been niggling
you will have been nigglingyou will have been niggling
he/she/it will have been nigglingthey will have been niggling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would nigglewe should/would niggle
you would niggleyou would niggle
he/she/it would nigglethey would niggle
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be nigglingwe should/would be niggling
you would be nigglingyou would be niggling
he/she/it would be nigglingthey would be niggling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have niggledwe should/would have niggled
you would have niggledyou would have niggled
he/she/it would have niggledthey would have niggled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been nigglingwe should/would have been niggling
you would have been nigglingyou would have been niggling
he/she/it would have been nigglingthey would have been niggling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am niggledwe are niggled
you are niggledyou are niggled
he/she/it is niggledthey are niggled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being niggledwe are being niggled
you are being niggledyou are being niggled
he/she/it is being niggledthey are being niggled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been niggledwe have been niggled
you have been niggledyou have been niggled
he/she/it has been niggledthey have been niggled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was niggledwe were niggled
you were niggledyou were niggled
he/she/it was niggledthey were niggled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being niggledwe were being niggled
you were being niggledyou were being niggled
he/she/it was being niggledthey were being niggled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been niggledwe had been niggled
you had been niggledyou had been niggled
he/she/it had been niggledthey had been niggled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be niggledwe shall/will be niggled
you will be niggledyou will be niggled
he/she/it will be niggledthey will be niggled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been niggledwe shall/will have been niggled
you will have been niggledyou will have been niggled
he/she/it will have been niggledthey will have been niggled