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verb     nip pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlenipping
past tensenipped
past participlenipped
  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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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to bite someone gently
    1. a.
      to squeeze something between your thumb and fingers

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