nip
Pronunciation Noun

nip (plural nips)

  1. A small quantity of something edible or a potable liquor.
    I’ll just take a nip of that cake.
    He had a nip of whiskey.
    Synonyms: nibble, a little of the creature, Thesaurus:drink
Noun

nip (plural nips)

  1. (slang, vulgar) A nipple, usually of a woman.
    Did you manage to sneak a peek at her nips, bro?
Verb

nip (nips, present participle nipping; past and past participle nipped)

  1. To catch and enclose or compress tightly between two surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed; to pinch; to close in upon.
  2. To remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting edges of anything; to clip.
  3. To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy.
  4. To annoy, as by nipping.
  5. To taunt.
  6. (Scotland, Northern England) To squeeze or pinch.
  7. (obsolete, UK, thieves) To steal; especially to cut a purse.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:steal
Noun

nip (plural nips)

  1. A playful bite.
    The puppy gave his owner’s finger a nip.
  2. A pinch with the nails or teeth.
  3. Briskly cold weather.
    There is a nip in the air. It is nippy outside.
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage", chapter 118:
      The day had only just broken, and there was a nip in the air; but the sky was cloudless, and the sun was shining yellow.
  4. A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching
    the nip of masses of ice
  5. A small cut, or a cutting off the end.
  6. (mining) A more or less gradual thinning out of a stratum.
  7. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost.
  8. A biting sarcasm; a taunt.
  9. (nautical) A short turn in a rope.
  10. (papermaking) The place of intersection where one roll touches another
  11. (obsolete, UK, thieves) A pickpocket.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:pickpocket
Translations Verb

nip (nips, present participle nipping; past and past participle nipped)

  1. (informal) To make a quick, short journey or errand, usually a round trip.
    Why don’t you nip down to the grocer’s for some milk?

Nip
Pronunciation Noun

nip (plural nips)

  1. (dated, slang, offensive, ethnic slur) A Japanese person.
Synonyms Adjective

nip (not comparable)

  1. (dated, slang, offensive, ethnic slur) Japanese.

NIP
Proper noun
  1. (US) Abbreviation of National Immunization Program}.
Noun

nip (plural nips)

  1. Abbreviation of non-native#English|non-native invasive#English|invasive plant#English|plant.
Adjective

nip (not comparable)

  1. (classified ads) Abbreviation of new#English|new in#English|in package#English|package.



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