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April 9, 2016



A small bite of something is a nip.

  • I could feel the fish nipping at my feet as they dangled in the water.
  • Sandra's puppy gave her a little nip.
  • The cold air is nipping at my nose.
  • We're going to have to nip this problem in the bud before it becomes too big. (To "nip it in the bud" is an expression.)
  • We need to nip it in the bud.
  • The dog gave the man more than a little nip. It was definitely a bite.

dog nip That's not a nip!

Sometimes the word "nip" is short for the word "nipple."

  • Bob has a big scar just below his left nip.
  • A person's nips might get hard when it's cold outside or when getting out of a swimming pool.
  • An actress let one of her nips slip out of her dress in order to get some attention from photographers.


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