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Definition of Nip


  1. A sip or small draught; esp., a draught of intoxicating liquor; a dram.
  2. To catch and inclose or compress tightly between two surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed; to pinch; to close in upon.
  3. To remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting edges of anything; to clip.
  4. Hence: To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy.
  5. To vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt.
  6. A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice.
  7. A pinch with the nails or teeth.
  8. A small cut, or a cutting off the end.
  9. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost.
  10. A biting sarcasm; a taunt.
  11. A short turn in a rope.

Nip Quotations

I've been through the entire list of Polar problems. I knew it would be hard, but it's harder than I ever thought it would be. I've suffered from blisters, a high-altitude cough, frost nip, and I even managed to break a ski they told me was unbreakable.
Lewis Clarke

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
John Quincy Adams

I empathise with the fact that people want to look their best. A hat is all about how it makes you feel - it's so much better than a nip and tuck, and a lot less painful.
Philip Treacy

I love 'Mad Men' & 'Nip Tuck.'
Sara Ramirez

Mr Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I will nip him in the bud.
Boyle Roche
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Nip Translations

nip in Dutch is aperitief, borrel
nip in French is caponner
nip in German is zwicken, kneifen
nip in Italian is pizzicare
nip in Norwegian is dram
nip in Portuguese is estreitamento
nip in Spanish is aperitivo, pellizcar, pizcar
nip in Swedish is nypa, frostskada
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