Definition of Nip

1. Noun. A small drink of liquor. "He poured a shot of whiskey"

Exact synonyms: Shot
Generic synonyms: Small Indefinite Amount, Small Indefinite Quantity



2. Verb. Squeeze tightly between the fingers. "They nip the trees"; "She squeezed the bottle"
Exact synonyms: Pinch, Squeeze, Tweet, Twinge, Twitch
Generic synonyms: Grip
Specialized synonyms: Goose, Tweak
Derivative terms: Nipper, Pinch, Squeeze, Squeeze

3. Noun. (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent.
Exact synonyms: Jap
Language type: Depreciation, Derogation, Disparagement, Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Generic synonyms: Japanese, Nipponese

4. Verb. Give a small sharp bite to. "The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles"
Generic synonyms: Bite, Seize With Teeth

5. Noun. The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth.

6. Verb. Sever or remove by pinching or snipping. "Nip off the flowers"
Exact synonyms: Clip, Nip Off, Snip, Snip Off
Generic synonyms: Cut
Derivative terms: Clip, Clipper, Clipper, Clipping, Snip, Snip, Snipping

7. Noun. The property of being moderately cold. "The chilliness of early morning"
Exact synonyms: Chilliness, Coolness
Generic synonyms: Cold, Coldness, Frigidity, Frigidness, Low Temperature
Derivative terms: Chilly, Cool, Nippy

8. Noun. A tart spicy quality.
Exact synonyms: Piquance, Piquancy, Piquantness, Tang, Tanginess, Zest
Generic synonyms: Spice, Spicery, Spiciness
Derivative terms: Nippy, Tangy, Zest, Zesty

9. Noun. A small sharp bite or snip.
Exact synonyms: Pinch
Generic synonyms: Clip, Clipping, Snip, Bite, Chomp
Derivative terms: Pinch

Definition of Nip

1. n. A sip or small draught; esp., a draught of intoxicating liquor; a dram.

2. v. t. 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. n. A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice.

Definition of Nip

1. Initialism. (American English) National Immunization Program ¹

2. Initialism. New in package ¹

3. Noun. (slang offensive) A Japanese person ¹

4. Noun. A small quantity of something edible or a potable liquor. ¹

5. Noun. (vulgar) A nipple, usually of a woman. ¹

6. Verb. To catch and enclose or compress tightly between two surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed; to pinch; to close in upon. ¹

7. Verb. To remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting edges of anything; to clip. ¹

8. Verb. To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy. ¹

9. Verb. To vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt. ¹

10. Noun. A playful bite. ¹

11. Noun. A pinch with the nails or teeth. ¹

12. Noun. Briskly cold weather. ¹

13. Noun. A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice. ¹

14. Noun. A small cut, or a cutting off the end. ¹

15. Noun. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost. ¹

16. Noun. A biting sarcasm; a taunt. ¹

17. Noun. (nautical) A short turn in a rope. Nip and tuck, a phrase signifying equality in a contest. [Low, U.S.] ¹

18. Noun. The place of intersection where one roll touches another in papermaking. ¹

19. Noun. (context: historical slang) A pickpocket. ¹

20. Verb. To make a quick, short journey or errand; usually roundtrip. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nip

1. to pinch [v NIPPED, NIPPING, NIPS] - See also: pinch

Medical Definition of Nip

1. 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. 6. A short turn in a rope. Nip and tuck, a phrase signifying equality in a contest. 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." (Mortimer) 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." (Spenser) To nip in the bud, to cut off at the verycommencement of growth; to kill in the incipient stage. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nip

niobe
niobian
niobic
niobic acid
niobiferous
niobite
niobites
niobium
niobiums
niobocarbide
niobokupletskite
niobophyllite
niobous
niocalite
niopo
nip (current term)
nip and tuck
nip in the bud
nip off
nip point
nip points
nipa
nipa palm
nipas
nipecotic
nipecotic acid
niperotidine
nipped
nipper
nippered

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