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nibble

verb [I/T]  /ˈnɪb·əl/ us  
to eat something by taking a lot of small bites: [T] Ben stopped nibbling his apple. [I] Keep vegetables handy to nibble on. You can nibble something by moving your teeth against it without eating it: [T] Fish were nibbling at their hands.

nibble

noun [C]  /ˈnɪb·əl/ us  
the act of eating something by taking a lot of small bites: fig. The real-estate agent says she’s gotten some nibbles for our house (= some people have expressed interest in it).
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