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Adjective: nipping  ni-ping
  1. Capable of wounding
    "a nipping compliment";
    - barbed, biting, pungent, mordacious
  2. Pleasantly cold and invigorating
    "a nipping wind";
    - crisp, frosty, nippy, snappy
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

See also: cold, sarcastic

Type of: bite, cut, go, grip, locomote, move, seize with teeth, travel

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