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1 nip /ˈnɪp/ verb
nips; nipped; nipping
1 nip
/ˈnɪp/
verb
nips; nipped; nipping
Learner's definition of NIP
: to bite or pinch (someone or something) lightly
[+ object]
[no object]
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[+ object] US, sports : to defeat (someone or something) by a small amount
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] chiefly British, informal : to go to a place quickly or for a short period of time
: to harm or hurt (something) with cold
[+ object]
[no object]
+ at

nip off

[phrasal verb]
nip off (something) or nip (something) off
: to remove (something) by squeezing it tightly between your fingers or the parts of a tool

nip (something) in the bud

informal
: to stop (something) immediately so that it does not become a worse problem
2 nip /ˈnɪp/ noun
plural nips
2 nip
/ˈnɪp/
noun
plural nips
Learner's definition of NIP
[singular] : a feeling of cold
[count] : a light bite or pinch
compare 3nip
3 nip /ˈnɪp/ noun
plural nips
3 nip
/ˈnɪp/
noun
plural nips
Learner's definition of NIP
[count]
informal : a small amount of liquor
: a very small bottle of liquor
compare 2nip
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