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"nibble" in British English

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nibbleverb

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

nibblenoun

uk   us   /ˈnɪb.l̩/
[C] an ​act of nibbling something: Just take/have a nibble to ​see if you like the ​taste.nibbles [plural] UK informal smallpieces of ​food that are ​eaten between or before ​meals, often with ​alcoholicdrinks: 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.
(Definition of nibble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nibble" in American English

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nibbleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈnɪb·əl/
to ​eat something by taking a lot of ​smallbites: [T] Ben ​stopped nibbling his ​apple. [I] Keep ​vegetableshandy to nibble on. You can nibble something by ​movingyourteeth against it without ​eating it: [T] Fish were nibbling at ​theirhands.

nibblenoun [C]

 us   /ˈnɪb·əl/
the ​act of ​eating something by taking a lot of ​smallbites: fig. The real-estate ​agent says she’s ​gotten some nibbles for ​ourhouse (= some ​people have ​expressedinterest in it).
(Definition of nibble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nibble”
in Korean 군것질하다…
in Arabic يَقْضُم…
in Malaysian menggigit-gigit…
in French grignoter…
in Russian грызть, покусывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 啃,小口咬, 反覆輕咬…
in Italian piluccare…
in Turkish azar azar ısırıp yemek, dişlemek, kemirmek…
in Polish pogryzać, skubać…
in Spanish mordisquear, picar…
in Vietnamese gặm…
in Portuguese mordiscar, beliscar…
in Thai เล็ม…
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…
in Indonesian menggigit…
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