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Translation of "nip" - English-Spanish dictionary

nip

verb /nip/ ( past tense, past participle nipped)
to press between the thumb and a finger, or between claws or teeth, causing pain; to pinch or bite pellizcar A crab nipped her toe The dog nipped her ankle.
to cut with such an action cortar He nipped the wire with the pliers He nipped off the heads of the flowers.
to sting picar Iodine nips when it is put on a cut.
to move quickly; to make a quick, usually short, journey entrar en un momento, ir I’ll just nip into this shop for cigarettes He nipped over to Paris for the week-end.
to stop the growth of (plants etc) helar, marchitar The frost has nipped the roses.
nippy adjective
(of the weather) cold fresquillo It’s a bit nippy outside today.
(British ) quick-moving; nimble rápido a nippy little car.
nip (something) in the bud
to stop (something) as soon as it starts cortar de raíz The managers nipped the strike in the bud.
(Definition of nip from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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