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nip

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of nip

  1. 1 the quality or state of being stimulating to the mind or senses the barbecue sauce has a nip to it that balances out the sweetness Synonyms of 1nip nip, pungency, spice, tang, zest, zingWords Related to 1nip raciness, spiciness; fieriness, hotness; acuteness, keenness, sharpness; provocativeness; excitement, invigoration, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, thrill; bitterness, mordance, trenchancy; flavor, redolence, savor (also savour), savoriness, tastinessNear Antonyms of 1nip flatness, tastelessness; dullness (also dulness), insipidity, monotonousness, monotony, platitude, predictability, sameness, tediousness; blandness, thinness, weaknessAntonyms of 1nip insipidity

  2. 2 a very small amount I'll have just a nip of your sandwich Synonyms of 1nip ace, bit, crumb, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, hint, lick, little, mite, nip, ounce, peanuts, ray, scintilla, scruple, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smack, smell, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, splash, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, touch, traceWords Related to 1nip hoot, iota, jot, minim, minimum, modicum, semblance, syllable, tittle, vestige, whit; atom, dot, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, patch, scrap; dash, drop, pinch; part, portion, section; bite, nibble, taste; handful, scattering, smatter, smattering; dose, shot; chip, flake, fragment, shard, shiver, sliver, smithereens, splinter; shred, tatter; clipping, paring, shavingNear Antonyms of 1nip abundance, barrel, boatload, bucket, bundle, bushel, deal, fistful, gobs, heaps, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, oodles, passel, peck, pile, plenty, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, wad, wealth; volume; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; chunk, hunk, lump, slab

  3. 3 an uncomfortable degree of coolness there's a nip in the air today Synonyms of 1nip bite, bitterness, bleakness, chilliness, nip, nippiness, rawness, sharpnessWords Related to 1nip briskness, crispness; coldness, frigidity, frigidness, frostiness, gelidity, iciness, wintriness; cold, freeze, snapNear Antonyms of 1nip balminess, warmness, warmth; heat, hotness, sultriness


nip

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of nip

  1. the portion of a serving of a beverage that is swallowed at one time give me just a nip of milk to help me swallow this pill Synonyms of 2nip belt, draft, drag, gulp, nip, quaff, shot, sip, slug, snort, sup, swallow, swig, swillWords Related to 2nip dram, drop


nip

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of nip

  1. 1 to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument I'm just going to nip these hedges, and then I'll be done with the work outside Synonyms of nip bob, crop, cut, cut back, dock, lop (off), clip, pare, poll, prune, shave, shear, snip, trimWords Related to nip skive, whittle; manicure, mow; pinch, stump; curtail, shortenNear Antonyms of nip elongate, extend, lengthen

  2. 2 to squeeze tightly between two surfaces, edges, or points the puppy nipped her hand while playing Synonyms of nip pinchWords Related to nip crimp, tweak; clasp, clutch, grasp, grip, hold, takeNear Antonyms of nip drop, free, loose, loosen, release, spring

  3. 3 to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep that guy nipped my wallet from the restaurant table when I turned away Synonyms of nip appropriate, boost [slang], filch, heist, hook, lift, misappropriate, nick [British slang], steal, pilfer, pinch, pocket, purloin, rip off, snitch, swipe, thieveWords Related to nip burglarize, knock over, rob; loot, pillage, plunder, sack; carjack, hijack (also highjack); pick, rifle; poach, rustle, shoplift; collar, grab, grasp, nail, seize, snatch, take; mooch, sponge; abduct, kidnap, shanghai, spiritNear Antonyms of nip buy, purchase; bestow, contribute, donate, give, hand over, present

  4. 4 to proceed or move quickly I'll just nip off to the corner store for some milk Synonyms of nip barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, hurry, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to nip beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of nip dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of nip crawl, creep, poke



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