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Verb: nip (nipped,nipping)  nip
  1. Press tightly between the fingers
    "He nipped her behind";
    - pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, twitch
     
  2. Give a small sharp bite to
    "The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles"
     
  3. Sever or remove by pinching or snipping
    "nip off the flowers";
    - nip off, clip, snip, snip off
     
  4. [Brit] Travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
    "nip to the store!";
    - run
Noun: nip  nip
  1. A small drink of liquor
    "he poured a nip of whiskey";
    - shot, slug
     
  2. The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    - relish, flavor [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], sapidity, savor [US], savour [Brit, Cdn], smack, tang
     
  3. The property of being moderately cold
    "the nip of early morning";
    - chilliness, coolness
     
  4. A tart spicy quality
    - piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest
     
  5. A small sharp bite or snip
    - pinch
Noun: Nip  nip
Usage: offensive
  1. (offensive slang) a person of Japanese descent

Derived forms: nips, nipped, nipping

Type of: bite, chomp, clip, clipping, cold, coldness, cut, frigidity, frigidness, go, grip, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, Japanese, locomote, low temperature, move, Nipponese, seize with teeth, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, snip, spice, spicery, spiciness, taste, taste perception, taste sensation, travel

Encyclopedia: Nip