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Adjective
Very low or below average in temperature
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“He stops just long enough to turn up his sheepskin collar to keep the now nipping breeze from chilling the back of his neck.”
Noun
The action of squeezing something
“Motorists head 'off-piste' to evade cameras designed to catch cars nipping through a bus-only junction in Colchester.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for to cut off or away
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“To do this, nip off the tops of the plant above the trusses as soon as four have set.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to twist or pinch with a sharp or sudden movement
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Present participle for to wound or pierce with a sting
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Present participle for to take small bites or nibbles at or out of
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Present participle for drink
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Verb
Present participle for make a long, deep cut in
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