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English definition of “nip”

nip

verb     /nɪp/ (present participle nipping, past tense and past participle nipped)
nip down/out/up, etc UK informal to go somewhere quickly and for a short time : I'm just nipping down the road to get a paper .Moving quickly
[T] If something nips you, it gives you a small , sharp bite : His parrot nipped him on the nose . → See also nip sth in the budAnimal (non-human) behaviour
(Definition of nip verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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