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")

Antonyms of adj nipping

2 senses of nipping

Sense 1
barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious -- (capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire")

INDIRECT (VIA sarcastic) -> unsarcastic -- (not sarcastic)

Sense 2
crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy -- (pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day"; "snappy weather")

INDIRECT (VIA cold) -> hot -- (used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead")

Similarity of adj nipping

2 senses of nipping

Sense 1
barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious -- (capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire")
       => sarcastic (vs. unsarcastic) -- (expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds)

Sense 2
crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy -- (pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day"; "snappy weather")
       => cold (vs. hot) -- (having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer")

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