Definition of Nip

  • (n.) A sip or small draught; esp., a draught of intoxicating liquor; a dram.
  • (v. t.) To catch and inclose or compress tightly between two surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed; to pinch; to close in upon.
  • (v. t.) To remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting edges of anything; to clip.
  • (v. t.) Hence: To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy.
  • (v. t.) To vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt.
  • (n.) A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice.
  • (n.) A pinch with the nails or teeth.
  • (n.) A small cut, or a cutting off the end.
  • (n.) A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost.
  • (n.) A biting sarcasm; a taunt.
  • (n.) A short turn in a rope.

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