nip / nɪp /


nip3 个定义

v. 有主动词 verb

nipped, nip·ping.

  1. to squeeze or compress tightly between two surfaces or points; pinch; bite.
  2. to take off by pinching, biting, or snipping: He nipped off a piece of steak and gave it to the dog.
  3. to check in growth or development.
v. 无主动词 verb

nipped, nip·ping.

  1. Chiefly British Slang. to leave stealthily; sneak away; flee.
n. 名词 noun
  1. an act of nipping; a pinch or small bite: The dog took several nips at our heels.
  2. a biting quality, as in cold or frosty air: There's a nip in the air this morning.
  3. sharp cold; a sharp touch of frost: The trees had felt the first nip of winter.

nip 近义词

v. 动词 verb

bite; take small part

v. 动词 verb

stop, thwart

n. 名词 noun

swallow, taste


  1. Rich men put their mistresses there so they can nip in and visit them on the way home.
  2. Lebanese security agencies have been quick to try to nip what could well be a new bombing spate in the bud.
  3. They saw the light years ago and now many do a healthy nip-and-tuck business, especially on noses.
  4. To the north, the icy southern peaks of the Brooks Range, the northernmost mountain range on the continent, nip at the sky.
  5. But did she really deserve all the nip-and-tuck hate-tweeting?
  6. Laverdire derives Saguenay from the Montagnais saki-nip, "the rushing water."
  7. Owing to the flagboat drifting, they went round Lepe buoy, and having to nip to fetch, 'Valkyrie' gained a trifle.
  8. "I'd like a little nip of something to cure the belly-ache," he answered slily.
  9. Sheppy is now able to slip in on them and nip their heels, and they do not dare to take a chance on kicking at him.
  10. I knew right off it was a nip-and-tuck race, with the chances in favor of a man called Pringle getting nipped.