English definition of “nip”
/nɪp/ verb (present participle nipping, past tense and past participle nipped)
nip down/out/up, etc UK informal › to go somewhere quickly and for a short time: I'm just nipping down the road to get a paper.
› [T] If something nips you, it gives you a small, sharp bite: His parrot nipped him on the nose. → See also nip sth in the bud