nip

Part of speech: verb

To bite or pinch suddenly; affect by frost.

Part of speech: noun

The act of compressing sharply; a pinch.

Part of speech: noun

A nipping; pinch; blight.

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Usage examples "nip":

  1. As in all the other residences of the great Indian chiefs, the British Government had stationed here also a military force, strong enough to keep the Maharajah in respect and to nip all seeds of insurrection in the bud. - "The Coming Conquest of England", August Niemann.
  2. Well, the doctor's took sort of cold, got a shiver on him like the ague, and he thought a nip o' whisky'd warm him up. - "The Emigrant Trail", Geraldine Bonner.
  3. The doctor looked at him, nodded, and stooped to nip some buds from a stalk in the bed. - "The Damnation of Theron Ware", Harold Frederic.