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synonyms for nibbling

  • eat
  • gnaw
  • nip
  • crop
  • munch
  • peck
  • snack
  • eat like a bird
  • nosh on
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antonyms for nibbling

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  • gorge
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How to use nibbling in a sentence

But Brindle tarried behind and foraged for her supper by nibbling the grass from the overgrown dooryard.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
Kano pensively lifted a plum upon the point of a toothpick and began nibbling at its wrinkled skin.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
He kept on pulling at one twig after another with his trunk, nibbling and wasting everything.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
"Master Colombaik feared you had been nibbling the goods on the way," one of the young tanners observed with a laugh.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
A slight greeting on the ends of her lips, some hurried words, and she returned to the noble battalion nibbling vigorously away.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
The old ewe had come quite close to the man, and one of the lambs was nibbling at his trousers' leg.
THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLSHAROLD BELL WRIGHT
Already he was nibbling at other pleasures, and with a youngster of his kind one or two nibbles mean three or four.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
He had run into a big bunch of bats sleeping in the abandoned sewer, and his nibbling at them had alarmed and angered them.
BUMPER, THE WHITE RABBITGEORGE ETHELBERT WALSH
The result was that I sat on the sledge and ran along with the wind, nibbling at the food as I went.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
"How closely sheep bite," exclaimed Miss Laura, pointing to one that was nibbling almost at his master's feet.
BEAUTIFUL JOEMARSHALL SAUNDERS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NIBBLING

  • binging
  • biting
  • chewing
  • consumption
  • devouring
  • dining
  • feasting on
  • feeding on
  • gluttony
  • gorging on
  • gourmandization
  • having a meal
  • munching
  • nibbling
  • overindulgence
  • pigging out
  • snacking
  • stuffing oneself
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.