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pronunciation:
nIp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
nip and tuck
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: nipped, nipping, nips
definition 1: to press sharply between two points or surfaces, as by biting or pinching.
synonyms:
pinch
similar words:
bite, clip, squeeze, tweak
definition 2: to cut off by clipping, pinching, or biting.
She nipped the long twigs from the shrub.
synonyms:
clip
similar words:
bite, crop, cut, dock, lop, pinch, snip
definition 3: to cause to sting sharply, esp. with cold.
The icy air nipped their noses.
synonyms:
freeze, sting
similar words:
bite, pierce
definition 4: to cut off the growth or development of.
synonyms:
check, quash, retard, stunt, thwart
similar words:
curtail, cut off
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to bite sharply; give a nip.
synonyms:
bite
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of nipping; pinch or small bite.
synonyms:
bite, pinch
similar words:
squeeze, taste, tweak
definition 2: sharp coldness.
a nip in the air
similar words:
bite, chill
definition 3: a sharp taste, as in some cheeses or spicy sauces.
synonyms:
bite, pungency, sharpness, zest
similar words:
tang
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phrase: nip and tuck