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nip

verb
 
 
/nɪp/ ( 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.Moving quickly
[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 Animal (non-human) behaviour
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