nit-pick


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nit-pick

vb (intr)
informal to raise petty objections or concern oneself with insignificant details

nit-pick


Past participle: nit-picked
Gerund: nit-picking

Imperative
nit-pick
nit-pick
Present
I nit-pick
you nit-pick
he/she/it nit-picks
we nit-pick
you nit-pick
they nit-pick
Preterite
I nit-picked
you nit-picked
he/she/it nit-picked
we nit-picked
you nit-picked
they nit-picked
Present Continuous
I am nit-picking
you are nit-picking
he/she/it is nit-picking
we are nit-picking
you are nit-picking
they are nit-picking
Present Perfect
I have nit-picked
you have nit-picked
he/she/it has nit-picked
we have nit-picked
you have nit-picked
they have nit-picked
Past Continuous
I was nit-picking
you were nit-picking
he/she/it was nit-picking
we were nit-picking
you were nit-picking
they were nit-picking
Past Perfect
I had nit-picked
you had nit-picked
he/she/it had nit-picked
we had nit-picked
you had nit-picked
they had nit-picked
Future
I will nit-pick
you will nit-pick
he/she/it will nit-pick
we will nit-pick
you will nit-pick
they will nit-pick
Future Perfect
I will have nit-picked
you will have nit-picked
he/she/it will have nit-picked
we will have nit-picked
you will have nit-picked
they will have nit-picked
Future Continuous
I will be nit-picking
you will be nit-picking
he/she/it will be nit-picking
we will be nit-picking
you will be nit-picking
they will be nit-picking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nit-picking
you have been nit-picking
he/she/it has been nit-picking
we have been nit-picking
you have been nit-picking
they have been nit-picking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nit-picking
you will have been nit-picking
he/she/it will have been nit-picking
we will have been nit-picking
you will have been nit-picking
they will have been nit-picking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nit-picking
you had been nit-picking
he/she/it had been nit-picking
we had been nit-picking
you had been nit-picking
they had been nit-picking
Conditional
I would nit-pick
you would nit-pick
he/she/it would nit-pick
we would nit-pick
you would nit-pick
they would nit-pick
Past Conditional
I would have nit-picked
you would have nit-picked
he/she/it would have nit-picked
we would have nit-picked
you would have nit-picked
they would have nit-picked
Translations

nit-pick

vi (inf)kleinlich or pingelig (inf)sein

nit-pick

[ˈnɪtˌpɪk] vi (fam) → cercare il pelo nell'uovo
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