What does the word nip mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Harold Frederic