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English definition of “nip”

nip

verb [I or T] (PRESS QUICKLY)    /nɪp/ (-pp-)
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 .Animal (non-human) behaviourSqueezing and grinding
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