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verb nip pronunciation in British English /nɪp/
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present tense
present participlenipping
past tensenipped
past participlenipped
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] British informal to go somewhere quickly and for only a short time
    She’s just nipped out for some milk.
    1. a.
      to run or move somewhere quickly
      Flynn nipped in to score the winning goal.
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