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Synonyms of nipping

Verb


1. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch, grip

usage: squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

2. nip, bite, seize with teeth

usage: give a small sharp bite to; "The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles"

3. nip, nip off, clip, snip, snip off, cut

usage: sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"

Adjective


1. barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious, sarcastic (vs. unsarcastic)

usage: capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

2. crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy, cold (vs. hot)

usage: pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day"; "snappy weather"

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