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Main Entry: 1nip
Pronunciation: primarystressnip
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): nipped; nipĚping
Etymology: Middle English nippen "to nip"
1 : to catch hold of and squeeze tightly between two surfaces, edges, or points <the dog nipped my ankle>
2 : to cut off by pinching or clipping
3 : to destroy the growth or progress of <nipped in the bud>
4 : to make numb with cold : CHILL
5 : to seize suddenly and forcibly : SNATCH, STEAL
6 : to move quickly or nimbly


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