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Definition of nip:

  1. A biting sarcasm; a taunt.
  2. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost.
  3. A pinch with the nails or teeth.
  4. A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice.
  5. A short turn in a rope.
  6. A sip or small draught; esp., a draught of intoxicating liquor; a dram.
  7. Hence: To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy.
  8. To catch and inclose or compress tightly between two surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed; to pinch; to close in upon.
  9. To remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting edges of anything; to clip.
  10. To vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt.


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