- 1 1.1 (pinch) pellizco (masculine); (bite) mordisco (masculine) to give sb a nip (pinch) pellizcar* a algn (bite) mordisquear a algnMore example sentences1.2 (chill) there's a nip in the air hace bastante fresco 1.3 (tang) (American English/inglés norteamericano) sabor (masculine) fuerte
- His fair hand made a gesture to touch the dog's face but was rewarded by a painful nip from her sharp fangs.
- She sighed and looked on dreamily, before receiving a sharp nip on the ear.
- Herding the neighborhood kids and giving an occasional light nip to a rear end or ankle might seem like a funny game in the beginning.
- 2 (drink) traguito (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], dedal (masculine) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- The first few nights Mom slipped me half a Vicodin and a nip of Benedictine brandy.
- But even with the comfort of a fully underwritten share offer, Allan would be forgiven for reaching for a nip of Armenian brandy himself in the next few days.
- For a squeamish diary writer it was enough to send me to the editor's well-stocked drinks cabinet for a nip of his favourite barley wine.
Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.
- 1.1 (pinch) pellizcar*; (bite) mordisquear the icy wind nipped our cheeks el viento helado nos cortaba las mejillas she nipped her finger in the door se pilló el dedo con la puertaMore example sentences1.2 (damage) [frost] quemar
More example sentences1.3 (steal) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], birlar [colloquial/familiar], afanarse [slang/argot], mangar* (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], volar* (Mexico, Venezuela/México, Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar]
- They chase off clownfish that don't fit into the hierarchy and many scuba divers tell anecdotes of being nipped at if they venture too close.
- The dogs nipped at her heels, the silver dusk rose up as her feet sped on.
- My dog recently bit / nipped me, should I be worried about rabies?
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- But they did and because the weather has been mild, Jane hasn't had to worry about new leaves being nipped by late frosts.
- It was so cold that the frost nipped at your nose while wrapped in a scarf.
- What has happened to Sheila's tree every year is that it has been nipped by a late frost.
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- You might then want to nip quickly outside to see how the people of Leystonstone see the mosaics from various entrances.
- I quickly nip back in my room to put on my sneakers when the Scottish roommate informs me that the girlfriend has locked herself in his room.
- Bo managed to get past the bar without succumbing to nipping quickly through it's heavy wood doors.
- Ever nipped a spoon or a napkin from a restaurant?
- 2 (go quickly) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] I'll nip home at lunchtime me haré una escapadita a casa al mediodía [colloquial/familiar] a taxi nipped in in front of me se me coló un taxi delante nip upstairs and fetch my pipe sube un momento a buscarme la pipa to nip out salir* un momento