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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
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. Cut or sever by pinching or cutting with small strokes of scissors, pruning shears, etc.
    "nip off the flowers";
    - nip off, clip, snip, snip off
     
  4. [Brit, informal] Travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
    "nip to the store!";
    - run
Noun: Nip  nip
Usage: offensive
  1. (offensive slang) a person of Japanese descent

Derived forms: Nips, nipped, nips, 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