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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.
Translations of “nibble”
in Korean 군것질하다…
in Arabic يَقْضُم…
in French grignoter…
in Turkish azar azar ısırıp yemek, dişlemek, kemirmek…
in Italian piluccare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 啃,小口咬, 反覆輕咬…
in Russian грызть, покусывать…
in Polish pogryzać, skubać…
in Spanish mordisquear, picar…
in Portuguese mordiscar, beliscar…
in German knabbern…
in Catalan picar…
in Japanese かじって食べる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 啃,小口咬, 反复轻咬…
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