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nipped

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verb

past tense of nip
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as in shaved
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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as in pinched
to squeeze tightly between two surfaces, edges, or points the puppy nipped her hand while playing

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“Nipped.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nipped. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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