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nip

noun

1 nip

A small drink of liquor.

synonym: shot.

Roget 298: eating etc. v.; deglutition, gulp, epulation, mastication, manducation, rumination; gluttony etc. 957.    [eating specific foods] ... show more

Polish: kieliszeczek



2 Nip

offensive slang Offensive term for a person of Japanese descent.

synonym: Jap.

Dutch: japen
Polish: Japoniec

3 nip

The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth.

synonyms: flavor, flavour, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang.

Dutch: bijsmaak, nasmaak, smaak, smaakje, smaakstof

4 nip

The property of being moderately cold.

synonyms: chilliness, coolness.

Dutch: koelte

5 nip

A tart spicy quality.

synonyms: piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest.

Roget 392: pungency, piquance, piquancy, poignancy haut-gout, strong taste, twang, race.    sharpness etc. adj.; acrimony; roughness etc. (sour) ... show more

6 nip

A small sharp bite or snip.

synonym: pinch.

verb

1 nip

Squeeze tightly between the fingers.

synonyms: pinch, squeeze, tweet, twinge, twitch.

Roget 385: cool, fan, refrigerate, refresh, ice; congeal, freeze, glaciate; benumb, starve, pinch, chill, petrify, chill to the marrow, ... show more

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more

Dutch: knellen, spannen, wringen

2 nip

Give a small sharp bite to.

3 nip

Sever or remove by pinching or snipping:
— Nip off the flowers.

synonyms: clip, nip off, snip, snip off.

Roget 201: be short etc. adj.; render short etc. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress etc. ... show more

Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose.    disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abbreviate, abduct, abridge, abscind, absolute zero, abstract, acute pain, adhere to, afflict, agonize, ail, algidity, amputate, and, annex, annihilate, approach, appropriate, arrest, bag ... show more.

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