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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.

Synonyms:

race, twinge, jap, give, bucket, catch, blight, hasten, hustle, shoot, nip off, tweet, fly, whisk, trot, catch, sprint, rush, barrel, run, rip, morsel, piquance, clip, rip off, haste, tear, scoot, purloin, snip, snitch, piquancy, tanginess, move, fleet, dash, snip off, sail, hotfoot, twitch, blast, bolt, flit, shot, wing, rocket, strike, zip, speed, pinch, snatch, highball, tang, snap, thieve, scour, flash, reach, hurry, sip, bite, bustle, hook, zoom, whirl, whiz, pelt, help, zest, dart, squeeze, festinate.

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