Definition of nipping

Definition of nipping
  1. nipping Verb Present participle of nip
  2. nip Noun A small quantity of something edible or a potable liquor.
  3. nip Noun A nipple, usually of a woman.
  4. nip Verb To catch and enclose or compress tightly between two surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed; to pinch; to close in upon.
  5. nip Verb To remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting edges of anything; to clip.
  6. nip Verb To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy.
  7. nip Verb To vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt.
  8. nip Noun A playful bite.
  9. nip Noun A pinch with the nails or teeth.
  10. nip Noun Briskly cold weather.
  11. nip Noun A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice.
  12. nip Noun A small cut, or a cutting off the end.
  13. nip Noun A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost.
  14. nip Noun A biting sarcasm; a taunt.
  15. nip Noun A short turn in a rope. Nip and tuck, a phrase signifying equality in a contest. [Low, U.S.]
  16. nip Noun A pickpocket.
  17. nip Verb To make a quick, short journey or errand; usually roundtrip.
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