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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.
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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