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nip

Definitions


[nɪp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- bite or pinch sharply
(e.g: one of the dogs nipped him on the leg)

- go quickly
(e.g: I'm just nipping down to the Post Office)

- steal or snatch (something).


Phrases:
- in the nip
- nip something in the bud

Origin:
late Middle English: probably of Low German or Dutch origin


[nɪp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a sharp bite or pinch
(e.g: a strong beak which can deliver a serious nip)


Phrases:
- in the nip
- nip something in the bud

Origin:


[nɪp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a small quantity or sip of spirits
(e.g: a nip of brandy)


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 18th century (originally denoting a half-pint of ale): probably an abbreviation of the rare term nipperkin ‘small measure’; compare with Dutch nippen ‘to sip’


[nɪp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- take a sip or sips of spirits
(e.g: the men nipped from the bottle)


Phrases:

Origin:


[nɪp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a contemptuous term for a Japanese person.


Phrases:

Origin:
1940s: abbreviation of Nipponese




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