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1take small bites out of: [with object]:he sat nibbling a cookie [no object]:she nibbled at her food [no object] eat in small amounts, especially between meals. gently bite at (a part of the body), especially amorously or nervously: [with object]:Tamar nibbled her bottom lip [no object]:he nibbled at her earlobe gradually erode or eat away: [no object]:inflation was nibbling away at spending power 2 [no object] show cautious interest in a project or proposal:there’s a New York agent nibbling
noun [in singular]
1an instance of nibbling something. a small piece of food bitten off.
) informal small savory snacks, typically eaten before a meal or with drinks.
2an expression of cautious interest in a project or proposal:now and then she gets a nibble, but no one will commit to an interview