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nip 1

 (nĭp)
v. nipped, nip·ping, nips
v.tr.
1. To seize and pinch or bite: The fish nipped the wader's toe.
2. To remove or sever by pinching or snipping: nipped off the plant leaf.
3. To bite or sting with the cold; chill.
4. To check or cut off the growth or development of: a conspiracy that was nipped in the bud by the police.
5. Slang
a. To snatch up hastily.
b. To take (the property of another) unlawfully; steal.
v.intr. Chiefly British
To move quickly; dart.
n.
1. The act or an instance of seizing or pinching.
2.
a. A pinch or snip that cuts off or removes a small part: He gave a small nip to each corner of the cloth.
b. The small bit or portion so removed: There were nips of construction paper all over the child's table.
3.
a. A sharp, stinging quality, as of frosty air.
b. Severely sharp cold or frost.
4. A cutting remark.
5. A sharp, biting flavor; a tang: the nip of Mexican salsa.

[Middle English nippen, perhaps from Middle Dutch nipen.]

nip 2

 (nĭp) Informal
n.
A small amount of liquor.
v. nipped, nip·ping, nips
v.tr.
To sip (alcoholic liquor) in small amounts: had been nipping brandy.
v.intr.
To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor: nips all day long.

[Probably short for nipperkin, of Dutch or Low German origin.]

nip

(nɪp)
vb (mainly tr) , nips, nipping or nipped
1. to catch or tightly compress, as between a finger and the thumb; pinch
2. (often foll by off) to remove by clipping, biting, etc
3. (when: intr, often foll by at) to give a small sharp bite (to): the dog nipped at his heels.
4. (esp of the cold) to affect with a stinging sensation
5. to harm through cold: the frost nipped the young plants.
6. to check or destroy the growth of (esp in the phrase nip in the bud)
7. slang to steal
8. (intr; foll by along, up, out, etc) informal Brit to hurry; dart
9. slang chiefly US and Canadian to snatch
n
10. the act of nipping; a pinch, snip, etc
11.
a. a frosty or chilly quality
b. severe frost or cold: the first nip of winter.
12. a small piece or quantity: he went out for a nip of fresh air.
13. a sharp flavour or tang
14. archaic a taunting remark
15. chiefly US and Canadian neck and neck
16. (Medicine) informal plastic surgery performed for cosmetic reasons
17. put the nips in slang Austral and NZ to exert pressure on someone, esp in order to extort money
[C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse hnippa to prod]

nip

(nɪp)
n
1. a small drink of spirits; dram
2. (Units) chiefly Brit a measure of spirits usually equal to one sixth of a gill
vb, nips, nipping or nipped
to drink (spirits), esp habitually in small amounts
[C18: shortened from nipperkin a vessel holding a half-pint or less, of uncertain origin; compare Dutch nippen to sip]

Nip

(nɪp)
n
(Peoples) slang a derogatory word for a Japanese
[C20: short for Nipponese]

nip1

(nɪp)

v. nipped, nip•ping,
n. v.t.
1. to compress tightly between two surfaces or points; pinch; bite.
2. to sever by pinching, biting, or snipping.
3. to check in development.
4. to affect sharply and painfully or injuriously, as cold does.
5. to snatch away suddenly.
6. to steal or pilfer.
v.i.
7. Chiefly Brit. to step or move nimbly.
n.
8. an act of nipping.
9. a biting quality, as of frosty air.
10. sharp cold.
11. a sharp or biting remark.
12. a biting taste or tang.
13. a small bit or quantity of anything; pinch; small bite.
Idioms:
1. nip and tuck, closely contested, esp. with competitors alternately gaining advantage.
2. nip in the bud, to stop (something) before it can develop or mature: an ambitious project nipped in the bud.
[1350–1400; Middle English nyppen to pinch < Old Norse hnippa to poke, thrust]

nip2

(nɪp)

n., v. nipped, nip•ping. n.
1. a small drink of alcoholic liquor; sip.
2. Chiefly Brit. split (def. 20).
v.i.
3. to drink alcoholic liquor in small sips, esp. repeatedly.
[1690–1700; < Dutch nippen to sip; (definition 2) short for earlier nipperkin vessel holding half-pint or less]

Nip

(nɪp)

n., adj.
[short for Nipponese]

nip


Past participle: nipped
Gerund: nipping

Imperative
nip
nip
Present
I nip
you nip
he/she/it nips
we nip
you nip
they nip
Preterite
I nipped
you nipped
he/she/it nipped
we nipped
you nipped
they nipped
Present Continuous
I am nipping
you are nipping
he/she/it is nipping
we are nipping
you are nipping
they are nipping
Present Perfect
I have nipped
you have nipped
he/she/it has nipped
we have nipped
you have nipped
they have nipped
Past Continuous
I was nipping
you were nipping
he/she/it was nipping
we were nipping
you were nipping
they were nipping
Past Perfect
I had nipped
you had nipped
he/she/it had nipped
we had nipped
you had nipped
they had nipped
Future
I will nip
you will nip
he/she/it will nip
we will nip
you will nip
they will nip
Future Perfect
I will have nipped
you will have nipped
he/she/it will have nipped
we will have nipped
you will have nipped
they will have nipped
Future Continuous
I will be nipping
you will be nipping
he/she/it will be nipping
we will be nipping
you will be nipping
they will be nipping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nipping
you have been nipping
he/she/it has been nipping
we have been nipping
you have been nipping
they have been nipping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nipping
you will have been nipping
he/she/it will have been nipping
we will have been nipping
you will have been nipping
they will have been nipping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nipping
you had been nipping
he/she/it had been nipping
we had been nipping
you had been nipping
they had been nipping
Conditional
I would nip
you would nip
he/she/it would nip
we would nip
you would nip
they would nip
Past Conditional
I would have nipped
you would have nipped
he/she/it would have nipped
we would have nipped
you would have nipped
they would have nipped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nip - a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
2.Nip - (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Japanese, Nipponese - a native or inhabitant of Japan
3.nip - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouthnip - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
lemon - a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
vanilla - a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
4.nip - the property of being moderately cold; "the chilliness of early morning"
low temperature, cold, frigidity, frigidness, coldness - the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
5.nip - a tart spicy qualitynip - a tart spicy quality      
spicery, spiciness, spice - the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
6.nip - a small sharp bite or snipnip - a small sharp bite or snip    
snip, clipping, clip - the act of clipping or snipping
chomp, bite - the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
Verb1.nip - squeeze tightly between the fingersnip - squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
grip - hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"
goose - pinch in the buttocks; "he goosed the unsuspecting girl"
tweak - pinch or squeeze sharply
2.nip - give a small sharp bite to; "The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles"
bite, seize with teeth - to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
3.nip - sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

nip

1
verb
1. pop, go, run, rush, dash Could you nip down to the corner shop for some milk?
2. bite, snap, nibble She was patting the dog when it nipped her finger.
3. pinch, catch, grip, squeeze, clip, compress, tweak He nipped Billy's cheek between two rough fingers.
nip something in the bud thwart, check, frustrate It is important to recognize jealousy and to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand.

nip

2
noun dram, shot (informal), drop, taste, finger, swallow, portion, peg (Brit.), sip, draught, sup, mouthful, snifter (informal), soupçon (French) She had a habit of taking an occasional nip from a flask of cognac

nip 1

verb
1. To grasp at (something) eagerly, forcibly, and abruptly with the jaws:
2. To spoil or destroy:
3. Slang. To take (another's property) without permission:
Informal: lift, swipe.

nip 2

noun
Informal. A small amount of liquor:
Informal: slug.
Slang: snort.
verb
Informal. To take alcoholic liquor, especially excessively or habitually:
Informal: soak.
Slang: booze, lush, tank up.
Idioms: bend the elbow, hit the bottle .
Translations
جُرْعَهقَرْصَه، عَضَّهلَسْعَهيَقْرُصيَقْطَع، يَقْضُم
kousnoutkousnutílokmrazíksežehnout
bideknibekøligt dragnapnip
enyhe fagylecsíp
bitkæfa, heftaklípa, bítaklippanepja
bėginėtigeltignybisgurkšnelisįgnybti
aizskrietiekniebtiekostizskrietkniebiens
odskočiť siodštiknúťpoštípanieskočiť siuhryznúť
bir koşu gitmekçimdiklemedonengellemekhafifçe ısırma

Nip

[nɪp] N (pej) → japonés/esa m/f

nip

1 [nɪp]
A. N (= pinch) → pellizco m; (= bite) → mordisco m
there's a nip in the airhace bastante frío
it was nip and tuck throughout the match (= neck and neck) → el encuentro estuvo muy reñido or igualado
B. VT (= pinch) → pellizcar, pinchar; (= bite) → mordiscar, mordisquear; [frost] [+ plant] → quemar; [wind] [+ one's face] → cortar (also nip off) [+ flowers, buds] → cortar
to nip one's fingers in a doorpillarse los dedos en una puerta
to nip sth in the budcortar algo de raíz
C. VI (Brit) to nip insideentrar un momento
to nip in and out of the trafficcolarse por entre el tráfico
to nip off/out/downirse/salir/bajar un momento
I nipped round to the shophice una escapadita a la tienda
we were nipping along at 100kphíbamos a 100kph

nip

2 [nɪp] N [of drink] → trago m, traguito m

nip

[ˈnɪp]
vt
(= pinch) → pincer
(= bite) → mordre
n
(= pinch) → pincement m
(= bite) → morsure f
to give sb a nip → mordre qn
(= drink, small glassful) → petit verre m (= sip) → gorgée f
nip at
vt fus (= bite) → mordre
The dog nipped at his heels → Le chien lui a mordu les talons.
nip down
vi (British)descendre en vitesse
I'll just nip down and post these letters → Je descends en vitesse poster ces lettres.
nip into
vt fus (British)faire un saut dans
to nip into a shop → faire un saut dans un magasin
I'll just nip into the post office → Je fais juste un saut à la poste.
nip out
vi (British)sortir en vitesse
Should I nip out and get some groceries? → Tu veux que je sorte faire quelques courses ?
nip to
vt fus (British)faire un saut à
I'm just nipping to the shop → Je fais juste un saut au magasin.
nip up
vi (British)monter en vitesse

Nip

n (pej)Japs m (pej inf)

nip

1
n
(= pinch)Kniff m; (= bite: from animal etc) → Biss m; to give somebody a nip on the legjdn ins Bein zwicken or kneifen; (dog) → jdn leicht ins Bein beißen; the dog gave him a nipder Hund hat kurz zugeschnappt ? nip and tuck
there’s a nip in the air todayes ist ganz schön frisch heute
vt
(= bite)zwicken; (= pinch)kneifen; the dog nipped his ankleder Hund hat ihn am Knöchel gezwickt
(Hort) bud, shootabknipsen; to nip something in the bud (fig)etw im Keim ersticken
(cold, frost etc) plantsangreifen; the cold air nipped our facesdie Kälte schnitt uns ins Gesicht; the plants had been nipped by the frostdie Pflanzen hatten Frost abbekommen
vi (Brit inf) → sausen (inf), → flitzen (inf); to nip up(stairs)/down(stairs)hoch-/runtersausen (inf)or -flitzen (inf); I’ll just nip down to the shopsich gehe mal kurz einkaufen (inf); I’ll just nip round to his placeich gehe mal kurz bei ihm vorbei (inf); I’ll nip on aheadich gehe schon mal voraus (inf)

nip

2
n (inf: = drink) → Schlückchen nt

nip

1 [nɪp]
1. n (pinch) → pizzico; (bite) → morso
there's a nip in the air → l'aria è pungente
2. vt (pinch) → pizzicare; (bite) → morsicare; (prune, bud, shoot) → spuntare; (subj, cold, plant) → assiderare; (face) → pungere
to nip sth in the bud (fig) → stroncare qc sul nascere
3. vi (Brit) (fam) to nip insideandar dentro un attimo
to nip out/down/up → fare un salto fuori/giù/di sopra
where has she nipped off to? → dov'è sparita?
I nipped round to the shop → ho fatto un salto al negozio

nip

2 [nɪp] n (drink) → goccio, bicchierino

nip

(nip) past tense, past participle nipped verb
1. to press between the thumb and a finger, or between claws or teeth, causing pain; to pinch or bite. A crab nipped her toe; The dog nipped her ankle.
2. to cut with such an action. He nipped the wire with the pliers; He nipped off the heads of the flowers.
3. to sting. Iodine nips when it is put on a cut.
4. to move quickly; to make a quick, usually short, journey. I'll just nip into this shop for cigarettes; He nipped over to Paris for the week-end.
5. to stop the growth of (plants etc). The frost has nipped the roses.
noun
1. the act of pinching or biting. His dog gave her a nip on the ankle.
2. a sharp stinging quality, or coldness in the weather. a nip in the air.
3. a small drink, especially of spirits.
ˈnippy adjective
1. (of the weather) cold.
2. quick-moving; nimble. a nippy little car.
nip (something) in the bud
to stop (something) as soon as it starts. The managers nipped the strike in the bud.
References in classic literature ?
He'd better nip his little passion in the bud, hadn't he?
Bout three months ago my cousin Bud, fourteen year old, was riding through the woods on t'other side of the river, and didn't have no weapon with him, which was blame' foolishness, and in a lonesome place he hears a horse a-coming behind him, and sees old Baldy Shepherdson a-linkin' after him with his gun in his hand and his white hair a-flying in the wind; and 'stead of jumping off and taking to the brush, Bud 'lowed he could out- run him; so they had it, nip and tuck, for five mile or more, the old man a-gaining all the time; so at last Bud seen it warn't any use, so he stopped and faced around so as to have the bullet holes in front, you know, and the old man he rode up and shot him down.
Now you get hold of all the door-keys you can find, and I'll nip all of auntie's, and the first dark night we'll go there and try 'em.
You have no right to nip me, and I'm not going to bear it.
Loulou, having thrust his head into the butcher-boy's basket, received a slap, and from that time he always tried to nip his enemy.
Bullets began to whistle among the branches and nip at the trees.
The sun was shining very brightly, and yet there was an exhilarating nip in the air, which set an edge to a man's energy.
There we sat hour after hour through the still and bitter night, feeling the frost wander round and nip us now in the finger, now in the foot, now in the face.
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.
Dost thou not remember, lad, how I showed thee the proper way to nip the goose feather betwixt thy fingers and throw out thy bow arm steadily?
His horse by habit made as if to nip his leg, but Petya leaped quickly into the saddle unconscious of his own weight and, turning to look at the hussars starting in the darkness behind him, rode up to Denisov.
Even as it was, it would be nip and tuck as to who came first to her side.