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nip

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
pellizcar
A crab nipped her toe The dog nipped her ankle.
to cut with such an action
cortar
He nipped the wire with the pliers He nipped off the heads of the flowers.
to sting
picar
Iodine nips when it is put on a cut.
to move quickly; to make a quick, usually short, journey
entrar en un momento, ir
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)
helar, marchitar
The frost has nipped the roses.
nippy adjective (of the weather) cold
fresquillo
It’s a bit nippy outside today.
(British ) quick-moving; nimble
rápido
a nippy little car.
nip (something) in the bud to stop (something) as soon as it starts
cortar de raíz
The managers nipped the strike in the bud.
(Definition of nip from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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