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NIP, v.t. [G. a nipping tool; to nip, to cut off, to pinch.]

1. To cut, bite or pinch off the end or nib, or to pinch off with the ends of the fingers. The word is used in both senses; the former is probably the true sense. Hence,

2. To cut off the end of any thing; to clip, as with a knife or scissors; as, to nip off a shoot or twig.

3. To blast; to kill or destroy the end of any thing; hence, to kill; as, the frost has nipped the corn; the leaves are nipped; the plant was nipped int he bud. Hence, to nip in the bud, is to kill or destroy in infancy or youth, or in the first stage of growth.

4. To pinch, bite or affect the extremities of any thing; as a nipping frost; hence, to pinch or bite in general; to check growth.

5. To check circulation.

When blood is nipt. [Unusual.]

6. To bite; to vex.

And sharp remorse his heart did prick and nip.

7. To satirize keenly; to taunt sarcastically.

NIP, n.

1. A pinch with the nails or teeth.

2. A small cut, or a cutting off the end.

3. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants; destruction by frost.

4. A biting sarcasm; a taunt.

5. A sip or small draught; as a nip of toddy.



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NIP, v.t. [G. a nipping tool; to nip, to cut off, to pinch.]

1. To cut, bite or pinch off the end or nib, or to pinch off with the ends of the fingers. The word is used in both senses; the former is probably the true sense. Hence,

2. To cut off the end of any thing; to clip, as with a knife or scissors; as, to nip off a shoot or twig.

3. To blast; to kill or destroy the end of any thing; hence, to kill; as, the frost has nipped the corn; the leaves are nipped; the plant was nipped int he bud. Hence, to nip in the bud, is to kill or destroy in infancy or youth, or in the first stage of growth.

4. To pinch, bite or affect the extremities of any thing; as a nipping frost; hence, to pinch or bite in general; to check growth.

5. To check circulation.

When blood is nipt. [Unusual.]

6. To bite; to vex.

And sharp remorse his heart did prick and nip.

7. To satirize keenly; to taunt sarcastically.

NIP, n.

1. A pinch with the nails or teeth.

2. A small cut, or a cutting off the end.

3. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants; destruction by frost.

4. A biting sarcasm; a taunt.

5. A sip or small draught; as a nip of toddy.

NIP, n.

  1. A seizing.
  2. A pinch with the nails or teeth. Ascham.
  3. A small cut, or a cutting off the end.
  4. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants; destruction by frost.
  5. A biting sarcasm; a taunt. Stepney.
  6. A sip or small draught; as, a nip of toddy. [G. nippen, Dan. nipper, to sip.]

NIP, v.t. [D. knippen, to nip, to clip, to pinch; Sw. knipa; G. kneif, a knife, a nipping tool; kneifen, to nip to cut off, to pinch; kniff; a pinch, a nipping; knipp, a fillip, a snap; W. cneiviaw, to clip. These words coincide with knife, Sax. cnif, Fr. ganif or canif.]

  1. To cut, bite, or pinch off the end or nib, or to pinch off with the ends of the fingers. The word is used in both senses; the former is probably the true sense. Hence,
  2. To cutoff the end of any thing; to clip, as with a knife or scissors; as, to nip off a shoot or twig.
  3. To blast; to kill or destroy the end of any thing; hence, to kill; as, the frost has nipped the corn; the leaves are nipped; the plant was nipped in the bud. Hence, to nip in the bud, is to kill or destroy in infancy or youth, or in the first stage of growth.
  4. To pinch, bite or affect the extremities of any thing; as, a nipping frost; hence, to pinch or bite in general; to check growth.
  5. To check circulation. When blood is nipt. [Unusual.] Shak.
  6. To bite; to vex. And sharp remorse his heart did prick and nip. Spenser.
  7. To satirize keenly; to taunt sarcastically. Hubberd.

Nip
  1. A sip or small draught; esp., a draught of intoxicating liquor; a dram.
  2. To catch and inclose or compress tightly between two surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed; to pinch; to close in upon.

    May this hard earth cleave to the Nadir hell,
    Down, down, and close again, and nip me flat,
    If I be such a traitress.
    Tennyson.

  3. A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice.
  4. To remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting edges of anything; to clip.

    The small shoots . . . must be nipped off. Mortimer.

  5. A pinch with the nails or teeth.
  6. Hence: To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy.
  7. A small cut, or a cutting off the end.
  8. To vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt.

    And sharp remorse his heart did prick and nip. Spenser.

    To nip in the bud, to cut off at the verycommencement of growth; to kill in the incipient stage.

  9. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost.
  10. A biting sarcasm; a taunt.

    Latimer.
  11. A short turn in a rope.

    Nip and tuck, a phrase signifying equality in a contest. [Low, U.S.]

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Nip

NIP, verb transitive [G. a nipping tool; to nip to cut off, to pinch.]

1. To cut, bite or pinch off the end or nib, or to pinch off with the ends of the fingers. The word is used in both senses; the former is probably the true sense. Hence,

2. To cut off the end of any thing; to clip, as with a knife or scissors; as, to nip off a shoot or twig.

3. To blast; to kill or destroy the end of any thing; hence, to kill; as, the frost has nipped the corn; the leaves are nipped; the plant was nipped int he bud. Hence, to nip in the bud, is to kill or destroy in infancy or youth, or in the first stage of growth.

4. To pinch, bite or affect the extremities of any thing; as a nipping frost; hence, to pinch or bite in general; to check growth.

5. To check circulation.

When blood is nipt. [Unusual.]

6. To bite; to vex.

And sharp remorse his heart did prick and nip

7. To satirize keenly; to taunt sarcastically.

NIP, noun

1. A pinch with the nails or teeth.

2. A small cut, or a cutting off the end.

3. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants; destruction by frost.

4. A biting sarcasm; a taunt.

5. A sip or small draught; as a nip of toddy.

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