Definition of “nip” - English Dictionary

“nip” in British English

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nipverb

uk /nɪp/ us /nɪp/ -pp-

nipnoun

uk /nɪp/ us /nɪp/

Nipnoun [ C ]

uk /nɪp/ us /nɪp/ old-fashioned offensive

an offensive word for a Japanese person

(Definition of “nip” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“nip” in American English

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nipverb [ I/T ]

us /nɪp/ -pp-

to press something hard between two often sharp objects, such as teeth or the nails on fingers:

[ I/T ] The puppy kept nipping (at) her ankles.

(Definition of “nip” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)