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Main Entry: 1nip
Inflected Form(s): nipped; nipĚping
Etymology: Middle English nippen "to nip" 1: to catch hold of and squeeze tightly between two surfaces, edges, or points <the dog nipped my ankle> 2: to cut off by pinching or clipping 3: to destroy the growth or progress of <nipped in the bud> 4: to make numb with cold : CHILL 5: to seize suddenly and forcibly : SNATCH, STEAL 6: to move quickly or nimbly