nibble - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈnɪb(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theynibble
he/she/itnibbles
present participlenibbling
past tensenibbled
past participlenibbled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to eat something by taking a lot of small bites

    Sheep were nibbling the grass.

    nibble at/on:

    Mel was nibbling at a chocolate biscuit.

    1. a.
      to bite the surface of something gently several times

      The parrot was nibbling her ear.

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

phrasal verbs