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nibble

verb [I/T]  us   /ˈnɪb·əl/
to eat something by taking a lot of small bites: [T] Ben stopped nibbling his apple. [I] Keep vegetables handy to nibble on. You can nibble something by moving your teeth against it without eating it: [T] Fish were nibbling at their hands.

nibble

noun [C]  us   /ˈnɪb·əl/
the act of eating something by taking a lot of small bites: fig. The real-estate agent says she’s gotten some nibbles for our house (= some people have expressed interest in it).
Translations of “nibble”
in Arabic يَقْضُم…
in Korean 군것질하다…
in Malaysian menggigit-gigit…
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 Vietnamese gặm…
in Spanish mordisquear, picar…
in Portuguese mordiscar, beliscar…
in Thai เล็ม…
in German knabbern…
in Catalan picar…
in Japanese かじって食べる…
in Indonesian menggigit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 啃,小口咬, 反复轻咬…
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