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Definición de “nip” en inglés

nip

verb uk   /nɪp/ (-pp-) us  

nip verb (GO QUICKLY)

[I usually + adv/prep] UK informal to go somewhere quickly or be somewhere for only a short time: Can you nip out/round/down to the shop for me? Shall we nip in to the café for a bite to eat?

nip verb (PRESS QUICKLY)

[I or T] to press something quickly and quite hard between two objects, especially sharp objects such as teeth or nails: Josie's hamster nipped me. When he dropped the crate he nipped his hand.

nip

noun uk   /nɪp/ us  

nip noun (COLD)

a nip (in the air) informal If there is a nip in the air, the air outside is quite cold: You can tell winter's on its way - there's a real nip in the air in the mornings.

nip noun (QUICK PRESS)

an occasion when something nips a person or thing: I gave my thumb a painful nip with the pliers.

nip noun (DRINK)

[C] UK informal a small amount of strong alcoholic drink: a nip of gin/brandy
(Definition of nip verb, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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