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verb American English pronunciation: nibble /ˈnɪb(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theynibble
he/she/itnibbles
present participlenibbling
past tensenibbled
past participlenibbled

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to bite the surface of something gently several times

    The parrot was nibbling her ear.

    1. a.
      to eat something by taking a lot of small bites

      Sheep were nibbling the grass.

      nibble at/on:

      Mel was nibbling on a chocolate cookie.

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