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nip1

nip1

 
 
pronunciation:
nIp
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: nipped, nipping, nips
definition 1: to press sharply between two points; bite or pinch.
The parrot nipped the bars of its cage.
synonyms:
pinch
similar words:
bite, clip, squeeze
definition 2: to cut or pinch off.
I nipped dead blossoms off the plants.
synonyms:
clip
similar words:
bite, crop, cut, pinch, snip
definition 3: to cause to sting sharply with cold.
The icy air nipped their noses.
synonyms:
sting
similar words:
bite, pierce
definition 4: to stop the growth of.
Frost nipped the buds on our apple tree.
synonyms:
check, stunt
similar words:
cut off
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of nipping; a pinch or small bite.
The puppy gave my finger a nip.
synonyms:
bite, pinch
similar words:
squeeze, taste
definition 2: a sharp feeling of cold.
There is a nip in the air when the sun goes down.
similar words:
bite, chill