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  • nounswallow, taste
  • verbbite; take small part
  • verbstop, thwart

synonyms for nip

  • bite
  • catch
  • dram
  • drop
  • finger
  • jolt
  • morsel
  • mouthful
  • nibble
  • pinch
  • portion
  • shot
  • sip
  • slug
  • snifter
  • soupçon
  • toothful
  • snap
  • nibble
  • grip
  • twitch
  • clip
  • pinch
  • twinge
  • snag
  • snip
  • tweak
  • catch
  • squeeze
  • munch
  • compress
  • nab at
  • sink teeth into
  • take a chunk out of
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antonyms for nip

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  • lot
  • encourage
  • allow
  • expand
  • free
  • give
  • let go
  • permit
  • gorge
  • release
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How to use nip in a sentence

Laverdire derives Saguenay from the Montagnais saki-nip, "the rushing water."
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Owing to the flagboat drifting, they went round Lepe buoy, and having to nip to fetch, 'Valkyrie' gained a trifle.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
"I'd like a little nip of something to cure the belly-ache," he answered slily.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
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.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
I knew right off it was a nip-and-tuck race, with the chances in favor of a man called Pringle getting nipped.
MOTOR MATT'S MYSTERYSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
If successful, they would kill with one nip a plump, round-headed, short-tailed meadow-mouse.
WILD FOLKSAMUEL SCOVILLE
The air had a nip in it—more like October than June, Burckhardt thought, in spite of the weather bureau.
THE TUNNEL UNDER THE WORLDFREDERIK POHL
They nip the bear behind, and when they turn, the dogs run like mad, for a hug from a bear means sure death to a dog.
BEAUTIFUL JOEMARSHALL SAUNDERS
It wus po'ful short notice, en I kin tell you it's been nip and tuck.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
No frosts ever nip the crops, and the seasons present a perpetual spring.
JOURNAL OF A TRIP TO CALIFORNIA BY THE OVERLAND ROUTE ACROSS THE PLAINS IN 1850-51E. S. (ELEAZER STILLMAN) INGALLS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NIP

  • accommodation
  • apprehension
  • appropriation
  • bag
  • booby trap
  • bust
  • captivity
  • capture
  • collar
  • commitment
  • confinement
  • constraint
  • crimp
  • detention
  • drop
  • fall
  • gaff
  • glom
  • grab
  • heat
  • hook
  • imprisonment
  • incarceration
  • mitt
  • nab
  • nail
  • nick
  • nip
  • pick up
  • pickle
  • pinch
  • preventive custody
  • protective custody
  • pull
  • pull in
  • restraining
  • run in
  • snare
  • sweep
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.