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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nip /ˈnɪp/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nip n.  A sip or small draught; esp., a draught of intoxicating liquor; a dram.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nipped less properly Nipt; p. pr. & vb. n. Nipping ]
 1. To catch and inclose or compress tightly between two surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed; to pinch; to close in upon.
 May this hard earth cleave to the Nadir hell,
 Down, down, and close again, and nip me flat,
 If I be such a traitress.   --Tennyson.
 2. To remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting edges of anything; to clip.
    The small shoots . . . must be nipped off.   --Mortimer.
 3. Hence: To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy.
 4. To vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt.
    And sharp remorse his heart did prick and nip.   --Spenser.
 To nip in the bud, to cut off at the very commencement of growth; to kill in the incipient stage.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nip, n.
 1. A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice.
 2. A pinch with the nails or teeth.
 3. A small cut, or a cutting off the end.
 4. A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost.
 5. A biting sarcasm; a taunt.
 6. Naut. A short turn in a rope.
 Nip and tuck, a phrase signifying equality in a contest; as, it was nip and tuck right to the last minute of play. [Low, U.S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey" [syn:
      2: a person of Japanese descent [syn: Jap]
      3: a tart spiciness [syn: piquance, piquancy, tang, tanginess,
      4: a small drink [syn: sip]
      5: small sharp biting [syn: pinch]
      v 1: squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her
           behind"; "She squeezed the bottle" [syn: pinch, squeeze,
            twinge, tweet, twitch]
      2: give a small sharp bite to; "The Queen's corgies always nip
         at her staff's ankles"
      3: sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the
         flowers" [syn: nip off, clip, snip, snip off]
      [also: nipping, nipped]