nip - Dictionary definition and meaning for word nip

(noun) a small drink of liquor
Synonyms : shot
Example Sentence
  • he poured a shot of whiskey

(noun) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
Synonyms : jap

(noun) the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
Synonyms : flavor , flavour , relish , sapidity , savor , savour , smack , tang

(noun) the property of being moderately cold
Synonyms : chilliness , coolness
Example Sentence
  • the chilliness of early morning

(noun) a tart spicy quality
(noun) a small sharp bite or snip
Synonyms : pinch

(verb) squeeze tightly between the fingers
Synonyms : pinch , squeeze , tweet , twinge , twitch
Example Sentence
  • He pinched her behind
  • She squeezed the bottle

(verb) give a small sharp bite to
Example Sentence
  • The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles

(verb) sever or remove by pinching or snipping
Synonyms : clip , nip off , snip , snip off
Example Sentence
  • nip off the flowers

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nip

NIP, think it as an abbr. for Not In Progress. So someone is stopping your growth or development.
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by gunjanshah

nip sounds like nib which is a small n sharp...
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by crazylooks

(Nip)think as nip comes from nipple which is small knob of breast and sharp...
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by sayem127

nip = nipple = when kids drink from nipples of their mothers they grow. niip is opposite of that
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