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verb [intransitive/transitive] nip pronunciation in American English /nɪp/ 
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present tense
present participlenipping
past tensenipped
past participlenipped
  1. to bite someone gently

    The dog kept nipping +at her fingers playfully.

    nip at:

    His teeth nipped at her neck.

    1. a.
      to squeeze something between your thumb and fingers

      He nipped the end of his cigar and put it in his pocket.



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