Die Übersetzung von "nip" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


verb /nip/ (past tense, past participle nipped)

to press between the thumb and a finger, or between claws or teeth, causing pain; to pinch or bite

pincer; donner un coup de dent
A crab nipped her toe
The dog nipped her ankle.

to cut with such an action

He nipped the wire with the pliers
He nipped off the heads of the flowers.

to sting

Iodine nips when it is put on a cut.

to move quickly; to make a quick, usually short, journey

faire un saut à
I’ll just nip into this shop for cigarettes
He nipped over to Paris for the week-end.

to stop the growth of (plants etc)

The frost has nipped the roses.
nippy adjective

(of the weather) cold.


quick-moving; nimble

rapide, preste
a nippy little car.
nip (something) in the bud

to stop (something) as soon as it starts

étouffer dans l’oeuf
The managers nipped the strike in the bud.

(Die Übersetzung von "nip" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)