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nibble

verb uk   /ˈnɪb.l̩/ us  
[I or T] to eat something by taking a lot of small bites: Do you have some peanuts for us to nibble while the party warms up? A mouse has nibbled through the computer cables. Jenny's hamster's nibbled a hole in the sofa. [T] to bite something gently and repeatedly: She nibbled his ear.
Phrasal verbs

nibble

noun uk   /ˈnɪb.l̩/ us  
[C] an act of nibbling something: Just take/have a nibble to see if you like the taste. nibbles [plural] UK informal small pieces of food that are eaten between or before meals, often with alcoholic drinks: I bought some crisps, nuts, and other nibbles. [S] an expression of interest in something: Our house was on the market for six months and there wasn't a single nibble.
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