Adjective "Nipped" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Nipped


    Definition:

    1. to squeeze or compress tightly between two surfaces or points; pinch; bite.

    2. to take off by pinching, biting, or snipping (usually followed by off): He nipped off a piece of steak and gave it to the dog.

    3. to check in growth or development.

    4. to affect sharply and painfully or injuriously, as a very cold temperature: a cold wind that nips the fingers.

    5. Informal. to snatch away suddenly.

    6. Informal. to defeat (an opponent) by a very

    Origin:
    nip

    Examples:

    "outs can be nipped."

    "jazzs can be nipped."