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  1. nip

    • IPA[nip]

    美式

    • v.
      pinch, squeeze, or bite sharply;(of the cold or frost) cause sharp pain or harm to
    • n.
      a sharp pinch, squeeze, or bite;a feeling of biting cold
    • verb: nip, 3rd person present: nips, gerund or present participle: nipping, past tense: nipped, past participle: nipped

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    動詞

    • 1. pinch, squeeze, or bite sharply the dog nipped him on the leg 同義詞 bite, nibble, peck, pinch, tweak, ... 更多
    • (of the cold or frost) cause sharp pain or harm to the vegetable garden, nipped now by frost
    • remove something by pinching or squeezing sharply he nipped off a length of wire with the cutters
    • 2. US informal steal or snatch (something) if I nipped a five-dollar bill I could slip it back the next day
    • 3. informal defeat by a narrow margin.

    名詞

    • 1. a sharp pinch, squeeze, or bite a strong beak which can deliver a serious nip
    • a feeling of biting cold there was a real winter nip in the air