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English noun: nip

1. nip (quantity) a small drink of liquor


SamplesHe poured a shot of whiskey.


Synonymsshot


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

2. Nip (person) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent


SynonymsJap


Broader (hypernym)Japanese, Nipponese


Domain usageargot, cant, depreciation, derogation, disparagement, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

3. nip (cognition) the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth


Synonymsflavor, flavour, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang


Broader (hypernym)gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation


Narrower (hyponym)lemon, vanilla

4. nip (attribute) the property of being moderately cold


SamplesThe chilliness of early morning.


Synonymschilliness, coolness


Broader (hypernym)cold, coldness, frigidity, frigidness, low temperature

5. nip (attribute) a tart spicy quality


Synonymspiquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest


Broader (hypernym)spice, spicery, spiciness

6. nip (act) a small sharp bite or snip


Synonymspinch


Broader (hypernym)bite, chomp, clip, clipping, snip


English verb: nip

1. nip (contact) squeeze tightly between the fingers


SamplesHe pinched her behind.
She squeezed the bottle.


Synonymspinch, squeeze, tweet, twinge, twitch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)grip


Narrower (hyponym)goose, tweak

2. nip (contact) give a small sharp bite to


SamplesThe Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bite, seize with teeth

3. nip (contact) sever or remove by pinching or snipping


SamplesNip off the flowers.


Synonymsclip, nip off, snip, snip off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut









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