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nip


Definition: Meaning of, nip in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / nɪp /

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nip nipped nipped
Present Participle Third Person Singular
nipping nips
  1. [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] British English informal to go somewhere quickly or for a short time [=  pop]
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  2. [intransitive and transitive] to bite someone or something lightly
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  3. nip something in the bud to prevent something from becoming a problem by stopping it as soon as it starts
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  4. [transitive] British English to suddenly and quickly press something tightly between two fingers, edges, or surfaces [↪  pinch]
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  5. [intransitive and transitive] written if cold weather or the wind nips at part of your body or at a plant, it hurts or damages it
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Singular Plural
nip nips
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  1. the act or result of biting something lightly or pressing something between two fingers, edges, or surfaces
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  2. a small amount of strong alcoholic drink
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  3. a nip in the air coldness in the air
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  4. nip and tuck American English informal equally likely to happen or not happen
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  5. nip and tuck American English informal if two competitors are nip and tuck in a race or competition, they are doing equally well [=  neck and neck]
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Nip


Definition: Meaning of, Nip in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / nɪp /

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offensive
  1. offensive slang a person of Japanese descent
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Nip used in phrases

  • nip and tuck (adjective)
    1. inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition
    nip and tuck (noun)
    1. plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
    nip and tuck (adverb)
    1. even or close in a race or competition or comparison
  • nip off (verb)
    1. sever or remove by pinching or snipping
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