Synonyms of nip in English:

nip


See definition of nip

verb

1‘the dog nipped her ankle’

SYNONYMS
bite, nibble, peck, pinch, tweak, squeeze, grip

2‘I'll just nip out and see what's going on’

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go, rush, dash, dart, hurry, scurry, scamper
drop by, drop in, drop into, drop round, stop by, visit
informal tootle, pop, whip

noun

1‘rockhopper penguins have a strong beak that can deliver a serious nip’

SYNONYMS
bite, nibble, peck, pinch, tweak, squeeze, grip

Phrases

    nip something in the bud

    ‘let's nip this unpleasantness in the bud before it goes any further’


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    curtail, cut short, strangle at birth, check, cut off, thwart, beat, frustrate, curb, stop, halt, arrest, stifle, obstruct, impede, block, squash, quash, subdue, quell, crack down on, stamp out

    informal

    squelch, put the kibosh on, clobber

    nip something off

    ‘carefully nip off older flowers on cyclamens and African violets’


    SYNONYMS

    cut off, snip, snip off, trim, clip, prune, hack off, chop off, saw off, lop, lop off, dock, crop, sever, separate, detach, remove, take off