Meaning of “nip” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /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.

[ 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

(Definition of “nip” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)