nipped nipped  /ˈnɪpt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small drink of liquor
  2. (n) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
  3. (n) the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
  4. (n) the property of being moderately cold
  5. (n) a tart spicy quality
  6. (n) a small sharp bite or snip
  7. (v) squeeze tightly between the fingers
  8. (v) give a small sharp bite to
  9. (v) sever or remove by pinching or snipping

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. This not like, he got his little toe nipped and he's skipping around and everything's fine.
  2. Babe, nipped by a horsefly at the moment a sturgeon took the bait, twitched so violently that the huge fish was sent sailing all the way to Payette Lake.
  3. Businessmen get nipped and tucked to win promotions; other people, just to look hot.

News

  1. Loose Puggle

    3:36 p.m. A Hungry Horse woman reported that her neighbor’s loose Pomeranian nipped at her numerous times. An animal warden picked the dog up and put it in into its fenced yard. 6:19 p.m. An employee of a ranch supply store in Kalispell reported that a “puggle” and a golden retriever had been loose in the store for at least two hours. An animal warden picked them up and took them to the shelter.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Flathead Beacon

  2. Mariners can't get ace Felix runs yet again

    A couple of familiar things happened Sunday as the New York Yankees nipped the Seattle Mariners 2-1 before a season-high crowd of 43,389 at Safeco Field.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Kitsap Sun

  3. Felix is good; New York is better as Yankees beat Seattle Mariners 2-1

    A couple of familiar things happened Sunday as the New York Yankees nipped the Seattle Mariners, 2-1, before a season-high announced crowd of 43,389 at Safeco Field.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

Quotes

  1. "I don't have any animosity with these guys," Acta said. "That's one of my favorite coaching staffs in the world. (Austin) Kearns was hit three times, but two of them barely nipped him. Three guys were hit in the foot with breaking balls....
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Manny Acta Source: Chillicothe Gazette

  2. "I didn't realize it was that close to Graham and we just nipped him," said Bell, who is running a seven-race program for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. "He had a big first lap then slowed down a lot. We had a decent first lap then slowed down a...
    on May 17, 2008 By: Townsend Bell Source: abc11tv.com

  3. "It made it a lot easier knowing that we were playing as well as we were," Beckett said. "I think we were smart with this thing. Dr. (Thomas) Gill and those guys, they stopped at nothing to make sure that we nipped this thing in the bud."
    on May 29, 2007 By: Josh Beckett Source: Forbes

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