[ US /ˈnɪp/ ]
[ UK /nˈɪp/ ]
  1. the property of being moderately cold
    the chilliness of early morning
  2. a small sharp bite or snip
  3. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
  4. a small drink of liquor
    he poured a shot of whiskey
  5. a tart spicy quality
  1. squeeze tightly between the fingers
    She squeezed the bottle
    He pinched her behind
  2. give a small sharp bite to
    The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles
  3. sever or remove by pinching or snipping
    nip off the flowers
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How To Use nip In A Sentence

  • The mysterious jack snipe is a typical bird of the often water-logged northern taiga, birch and willow country.
  • 8. The reporters all want Obama to make the sort of inaccurate, snide, snipy comments that the Clintons are now firing off daily. Archive 2008-03-01
  • As people who ought to know better," observed M. Kollsen, "now think the wind is alive, and call it Nipen, or the mist of the lake and river, which they call the sprite Uldra. Feats on the Fiord The third book in "The Playfellow"
  • Daniel showed us his newly purchased tunicle which also came with a stole and a couple of maniples.
  • After the seacock or gate valve is closed, remove the hose temporarily so that it drains and then use an absorbent cloth or turkey baster to eliminate any residual water in the nipple.
  • Each item was skewered on a cocktail stick and laid like sun rays around the plate, which also had a flower intricately carved out of turnip for decoration.
  • She knew now how attractive Miguel could be when he wanted to be, and she knew he could manipulate her feelings.
  • These require you to face manipulative individuals, relinquish your rights unfairly or be exquisitely tactful when you'd be justified in blowing up. Times, Sunday Times
  • With tile nippers cut tiles to irregular shapes.
  • Both these people have lied and manipulated people through the press to believe one facade after another in order to get whatever it is they want…
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