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verb     nibble pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlenibbling
past tensenibbled
past participlenibbled
  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.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to show a slight interest in an offer or idea

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patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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