nip off

Definition of nip off

  1. :  to remove (something) by squeezing it tightly between the fingers or the parts of a tool He nipped off the bud with his fingers. She nipped the dead branches off with her clippers.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  1. :  something that nips: such as

    :  a sharp biting comment

    :  a sharp stinging cold

  1. :  a small quantity of liquor :  sip

    :  a very small bottle of liquor

  1. :  to take liquor in nips :  tipple

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : 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

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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