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Verb
To bite at
“Dogs came boiling out of the front door, barking and running around the horse with one or two coming close enough to nip at his heels.”
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To pinch sharply
“He might well hang, from a cord on his cloak, a pin in whale ivory or greenstone which would nip the edges of his outer garment together on the right-hand side.”
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To cut off or away
“To do this, nip off the tops of the plant above the trusses as soon as four have set.”
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To go somewhere quickly, usually without notice
“He can't nip off to the pub without someone demolishing first his house and then his planet.”
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To move or proceed quickly
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“Wait for the guard to walk towards the panel, then quickly nip past the other guard.”
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(obsolete, British) To steal or illegally take possession of
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“Ben mort, shall you and I heave a bough, mill a ken, or nip a bung, and then we'll couch a hogshead under the ruffmans, and there you shall wap with me, and I'll niggle with you.”
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To twist or pinch with a sharp or sudden movement
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To wound or pierce with a sting
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To strike or pick up with the beak
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To consume a liquid
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Take small bites out of
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Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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Make a long, deep cut in
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Noun
A small portion of a serving of a beverage
“It has taken me a strong coffee and a nip of brandy to revive myself from the trip.”
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A small portion of a serving of a food
“How about a nip of chocolate and a bit of cinnamon with that coffee?”
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A very small amount of something
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“Season your salad with a nip of salt and pepper.”
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A severe or uncomfortable degree of coldness
“There was a nip in the air, and she thought she would soon accept Mrs. Munday's offer of one of the stone hot-water bottles that hung in the kitchen.”
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A strong or stimulating flavor or quality
“The red pepper adds some nip to the dish.”
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The action of squeezing something
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A small amount of an alcoholic drink
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The head of a person or animal
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A wound from a sting
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A slight painful sensation
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The pointed or rounded end of something slender or tapering
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The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
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A quantity of a medicine or drug taken or recommended to be taken at a particular time
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