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nibble

nib·ble

nibble

 
 
pronunciation:
nI bl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: nibbled, nibbles, nibbling
definition 1: to eat in small bites.
She nibbled on the carrot like a rabbit.
similar words:
bite, gnaw, munch, snack
definition 2: to bite gently (often followed by "at").
It didn't hurt when the puppy nibbled at my finger.
similar words:
bite, nip
definition 3: to eat or bite off in small amounts or bites.
The cat nibbled her food.
similar words:
bite, gnaw, munch, taste
definition 4: to bite gently again and again.
The fish nibbled the bait, but never took it.
similar words:
bite, nip
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small bite or bit of food.
Nate gave her a nibble of his cookie.
synonyms:
morsel
similar words:
bit, bite, crumb, nip, snack, taste
definition 2: an act of nibbling.
She ate the cracker with little nibbles.
similar words:
bite, nip
definition 3: a small bite on bait by a fish.
I got a few nibbles on my line but didn't catch anything.
similar words:
bite, pull, tug
derivation: nibbler (n.)
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