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nibble

nib·ble

nibble

 
 
pronunciation:
nI bl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: nibbled, nibbles, nibbling
definition 1: to eat in small bites.
She nibbled on a raw carrot.
synonyms:
peck
similar words:
bite, gnaw, munch, nosh, snack, taste
definition 2: to bite gently and repeatedly (often fol. by at).
The puppy was nibbling at my finger.
similar words:
bite, nip
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to eat or bite off (something) in small amounts or bites.
similar words:
bite, gnaw, munch, taste
definition 2: to bite (something) gently and repeatedly.
similar words:
bite, nip
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small bite or bit of food.
synonyms:
morsel
similar words:
bit, bite, crumb, nip, nosh, snack, taste
definition 2: an act of nibbling.
similar words:
bite, nip
definition 3: a small bite on bait by a fish.
similar words:
bite, pull, tug
definition 4: (informal) an indication of interest, as in an offer.
We have had two nibbles on the car we're selling.
similar words:
offer
derivation: nibbler (n.)
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