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Definition of 'nip'

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  1. a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"
       Synonyms: shot
  2. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
       Synonyms: relish flavor flavour sapidity savor savour smack tang
  3. the property of being moderately cold; "the chilliness of early morning"
       Synonyms: chilliness coolness
  4. a tart spicy quality
       Synonyms: piquance piquancy piquantness tang tanginess zest
  5. a small sharp bite or snip
       Synonyms: pinch


  1. squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
       Synonyms: pinch squeeze twinge tweet twitch
  2. give a small sharp bite to; "The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles"
  3. sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"
       Synonyms: nip off clip snip snip off

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