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Meaning of NIP

Pronunciation:  nip, nip

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small sharp biting
  2. [n]  a small drink
  3. [n]  a tart spiciness
  4. [n]  a person of Japanese descent
  5. [n]  a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"
  6. [v]  give a small sharp bite to; "The Queen's corgies always nip at her staff's ankles"
  7. [v]  sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"
  8. [v]  squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

NIP is a 3 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: clip, Jap, nip off, pinch, pinch, piquance, piquancy, shot, sip, snip, snip off, squeeze, tang, tanginess, tweet, twinge, twitch, zest
 See Also: bite, bite, chomp, cut, deglutition, drink, grip, Japanese, Nipponese, seize with teeth, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, spice, spicery, spiciness, swallow, tweak



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nip\, n. [LG. & D. nippen to sip; akin to Dan. nippe, G.
    A sip or small draught; esp., a draught of intoxicating
    liquor; a dram.
  2. \Nip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nipped}, less properly {Nipt};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Nipping}.] [OE. nipen; cf. D. niipen to
    pinch, also knippen to nip, clip, pinch, snap, knijpen to
    pinch, LG. knipen, G. kneipen, kneifen, to pinch, cut off,
    nip, Lith. knebti.]
    1. To catch and inclose or compress tightly between two
       surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed;
       to pinch; to close in upon.
             May this hard earth cleave to the Nadir hell, Down,
             down, and close again, and nip me flat, If I be such
             a traitress.                          --Tennyson.
    2. To remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting
       edges of anything; to clip.
             The small shoots . . . must be nipped off.
    3. Hence: To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor
       of; to destroy.
    4. To vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt.
             And sharp remorse his heart did prick and nip.
    {To nip in the bud}, to cut off at the verycommencement of
       growth; to kill in the incipient stage.
  3. \Nip\, n.
    1. A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the
       northern seas, the nip of masses of ice.
    2. A pinch with the nails or teeth.
    3. A small cut, or a cutting off the end.
    4. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost.
    5. A biting sarcasm; a taunt. --Latimer.
    6. (Naut.) A short turn in a rope.
    {Nip and tuck}, a phrase signifying equality in a contest.
       [Low, U.S.]
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