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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nip, shot(noun)

    a small drink of liquor

    "he poured a shot of whiskey"

    shaft, coolness, stab, flavour, dig, zest, guessing, snap, savor, piquantness, guesswork, tanginess, savour, blastoff, stroke, barb, chilliness, shooter, slam, sapidity, pinch, crack, snapshot, shooting, smack, gibe, guess, piquance, tang, scene, relish, jibe, flavor, injection, piquancy, pellet, dead reckoning, shot

  2. relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tang(noun)

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

    coolness, look, thunder, zest, sea tangle, gusto, smell, big H, savor, slap, piquantness, sea tang, smacking, tanginess, savour, bladderwrack, scag, skag, sapidity, spirit, bladder fucus, tone, black rockweed, feel, flavour, nose drops, smack, pinch, piquance, tang, serrated wrack, hell dust, chilliness, relish, smooch, zestfulness, flavor, feeling, sapidness, piquancy, shot

  3. chilliness, coolness, nip(noun)

    the property of being moderately cold

    "the chilliness of early morning"

    chilliness, flavour, zest, imperturbableness, relish, piquantness, pinch, piquancy, savour, flavor, piquance, coldness, frigidity, smack, tanginess, imperturbability, frigidness, nervelessness, coolness, tang, sapidity, iciness, savor, shot

  4. nip, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest(noun)

    a tart spicy quality

    chilliness, serrated wrack, flavour, sea tangle, relish, tanginess, piquantness, pinch, bladderwrack, zest, savour, flavor, piquance, smack, sea tang, coolness, black rockweed, bladder fucus, piquancy, sapidity, zestfulness, tang, savor, shot, gusto

  5. nip, pinch(verb)

    a small sharp bite or snip

    jot, apprehension, chilliness, touch, flavour, exigency, collar, tinge, relish, tanginess, piquantness, pinch, zest, savour, flavor, piquance, soupcon, catch, smack, speck, hint, coolness, tweak, mite, emergency, piquancy, sapidity, taking into custody, arrest, tang, savor, shot

  6. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch(verb)

    squeeze tightly between the fingers

    "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

    cabbage, hook, pressure, nobble, thrust, clip, rack, sting, hale, filch, twitch, gouge, tweet, top, jerk, force, lift, shove, crimp, abstract, twinge, compress, hug, flip, pilfer, embrace, prick, purloin, snarf, compact, press, extort, stuff, squeeze, sneak, contract, squash, nip off, bosom, twirp, pinch, swipe, wring, mash, coerce, snip off, wedge, squelch, snip, constrict, crush, vellicate

  7. nip(verb)

    give a small sharp bite to

    "The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles"

    nip off, snip, clip, squeeze, pinch, twitch, snip off, tweet, twinge

  8. nip, nip off, clip, snip, snip off(verb)

    sever or remove by pinching or snipping

    "nip off the flowers"

    tweet, twitch, nip off, cut back, cut short, jog, prune, crop, twinge, pinch, squeeze, dress, trot, snip off, curtail, lop, trim, snip, clip


  1. Nip(noun)


  2. nip(4)

    A Japanese person

    Why don’t you nip down to the grocer’s for some milk?


Editors Contribution

  1. walk briskly

    a quick, brief walk

    used colloquially in the phrase “nip (on) over” to refer to a brief walk

    Submitted by rinat on June 5, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nip(v. a.)

    pinch, compress, squeeze, gripe

  2. nip(v. a.)

    clip, cut off

  3. nip(v. a.)

    blast, bite, destroy, ruin

  4. nip(n.)

    pinch, bite

  5. nip(n.)

    bit, small cut

  6. nip(n.)

    [Low.] dram, nipper, sip, drink

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nip(n)

    pinch, blast, cut, sarcasm, taunt, gibe

  2. nip(v)

    pinch, clip, cut off, blast, kill, chill, deaden, benumb

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "nip":

    pine, pin, anp, napa, jap, napas, stifle, ncb, int, nips, suffocate, smother, pins, pna, nap

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How to use nip in a sentence?

  1. Joel Benenson:

    We always said there would be a tight race in New Hampshire, we see this race as kind of where we expected it to be, nip and tuck all the way to the primary.

  2. Snoop Dogg:

    Nip ended up creating a square, he ended up( buying) property. ... He built his own Doggyland. He built his own that people from around the world are starting to come to, take pictures of, stand in front of and immortalize this man.

  3. High Court:

    The government is obliged to take all lawful measures to nip acts of terrorism in the bud, and such measures ought to be supported by Kenyans of all walks of life, such moves, however, must pass constitutional and legal muster.

  4. John Adams:

    Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society.

  5. Snoop Dogg:

    For God so loved the world, that he gave us a good Crip, the late great neighborhood Nip. Rest in peace.

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