1. [ verb ] give a small sharp bite to

"The Queen's corgies always nip at her staff's ankles"

Related terms: bite
2. [ verb ] squeeze tightly between the fingers
Synonyms: pinch twinge squeeze tweet twitch vellicate

"He pinched her behind" "She squeezed the bottle"

Related terms: grip tweak claw pinch
3. [ noun ] a person of Japanese descent
Synonyms: Jap
Related terms: Japanese
4. [ noun ] (food) a small drink of liquor
Synonyms: shot

"he poured a shot of whiskey"

Related terms: small_indefinite_quantity
5. [ noun ] (biology) a small drink
Synonyms: sip
Related terms: swallow sip
6. [ verb ] sever or remove by pinching or snipping
Synonyms: clip snip_off snip nip_off

"nip off the flowers"

Related terms: cut clip clipper clipper
7. [ noun ] (food) a tart spiciness
Synonyms: tang piquancy tanginess zest piquance
Related terms: spiciness spice
8. [ noun ] (biology,food) small sharp biting
Synonyms: pinch
Related terms: bite pinch
Similar spelling:   Nipp