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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To prevent something from becoming a problem by stopping it as soon as it starts. To bite someone or something lightly. To remove buds from a plant.

Usage examples (3)
  • She was able to nip her cold in the bud by getting lots of rest.
  • He was just unfortunate to lose his 'nip' at such a young age.
  • "Good," observed the colonel, "but some of you fellows will have to remember that there's a war on, and put more 'nip' into your work." for more
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