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  • verb
    nips; nipped; nipping
    to bite or pinch (someone or something) lightly [+ obj]
    + at
    [+ obj] US sports :to defeat (someone or something) by a small amount
    always followed by an adverb or preposition [no obj] chiefly Brit informal :to go to a place quickly or for a short period of time
    I had to nip back to my place.
    to harm or hurt (something) with cold [+ obj]
    + at
    nip off
    [phrasal verb]
    nip off (something) or nip (something) off :to remove (something) by squeezing it tightly between your fingers or the parts of a tool
    nip (something) in the bud
    informal :to stop (something) immediately so that it does not become a worse problem
    plural nips
    [singular] :a feeling of cold
    I could feel the nip [=coldnessin the air.
    [count] :a light bite or pinch
    The dog gave me a nip on the leg. - compare 3nip
    plural nips
    [count] informal :a small amount of liquor
    a nip of whiskey
    He takes a nip now and then.
    a very small bottle of liquor - compare 2nip

    * Các từ tương tự:
    nip and tuck, nipper, nipple, nippy