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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NIP

And, to make it all the better, it was cold enough to nip one's nose short off!

There's cigarettes on the locker and a nip of the Scotch to keep the chill out.

Nip the anchor with the ebb, and keep your course down channel.

I'll be havin' a nip now we're alone, and that cacklin' hen gone.

In this position he could at least nip the cross-piece, and worry it with his teeth.

They're all around me in here, and wanting to take a nip out of my legs.

This Mark is given to them, as is alledg'd, by a Nip in any part of the Body, and it is blew.

This Mark is given them, as is alledg'd, by a Nip in any part of the body, and it is blew.'

That evening it seemed as if Nip and I had changed characters.

If it hadn't and we went that way, we could nip into the first train and get clean away.

WORD ORIGIN

"to pinch sharply; to bite suddenly," late 14c., related to Middle Low German nipen "to nip, to pinch," Middle Dutch nipen "to pinch," Dutch nijpen, Old Norse hnippa "to prod," but the exact evolution of the stem is obscure. Related: Nipped; nipping. To nip (something) in the bud in the figurative sense is first recorded c.1600.

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