Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nip

6 senses of nip

Sense 1
nip, shot -- (a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 2
Jap, Nip -- ((offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent)
       => Japanese, Nipponese -- (a native or inhabitant of Japan)

Sense 3
relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tang -- (the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth)
       => taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception -- (the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste")

Sense 4
chilliness, coolness, nip -- (the property of being moderately cold; "the chilliness of early morning")
       => coldness, cold, low temperature, frigidity, frigidness -- (the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor")

Sense 5
nip, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest -- (a tart spicy quality)
       => spiciness, spice, spicery -- (the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored)

Sense 6
nip, pinch -- (a small sharp bite or snip)
       => bite, chomp -- (the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws)
       => clip, clipping, snip -- (the act of clipping or snipping)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb nip

3 senses of nip

Sense 1
pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch -- (squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle")
       => grip -- (hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel")

Sense 2
nip -- (give a small sharp bite to; "The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles")
       => bite, seize with teeth -- (to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her")

Sense 3
nip, nip off, clip, snip, snip off -- (sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

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