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nipped

verb , past tense of nip

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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
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2 to squeeze tightly between two surfaces, edges, or points
  • the puppy nipped her hand while playing
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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
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