Definition of nip off
- He nipped off the bud with his fingers.
- She nipped the dead branches off with her clippers.
: to catch hold of and squeeze tightly between two surfaces, edges, or points : pinch, bite
: to pinch in (a garment)
: to sever by or as if by pinching sharply
: something that nips: such as
: a sharp biting comment
: a sharp stinging cold
: a small quantity of liquor : sip
: to take liquor in nips : tipple
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union
: to seaward of
: from the possession or charge of
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: competition : contest
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