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noun as in swallow, taste

verb as in bite; take small part

verb as in stop, thwart

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Example Sentences

Rich men put their mistresses there so they can nip in and visit them on the way home.

Lebanese security agencies have been quick to try to nip what could well be a new bombing spate in the bud.

They saw the light years ago and now many do a healthy nip-and-tuck business, especially on noses.

To the north, the icy southern peaks of the Brooks Range, the northernmost mountain range on the continent, nip at the sky.

But did she really deserve all the nip-and-tuck hate-tweeting?

Laverdire derives Saguenay from the Montagnais saki-nip, "the rushing water."

Owing to the flagboat drifting, they went round Lepe buoy, and having to nip to fetch, 'Valkyrie' gained a trifle.

"I'd like a little nip of something to cure the belly-ache," he answered slily.

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.

I knew right off it was a nip-and-tuck race, with the chances in favor of a man called Pringle getting nipped.


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On this page you'll find 109 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nip, such as: bite, catch, dram, drop, finger, and jolt.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.