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English definition of “nip”

nip

noun (COLD)    /nɪp/
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 .ColdSnow and ice
(Definition of nip noun (COLD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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