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nip

US [nɪp]
UK [nɪp]
  • n.啃咬;掐;寒冷;寒意
  • v.啃咬;掐;咬住;夹住
  • Web压印线;捏;呷
Past Tense:nipped  Simple Present:nips  Present Participle:nipping  
Nip
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v.
1.
[t][i]
啃咬;掐;咬住;夹住to give sb/sth a quick painful bite or pinch
He winced as the dog nipped his ankle.
狗咬了他的脚腕子,疼得他龇牙咧嘴。
She nipped at my arm.
她掐了一下我的胳膊。
2.
[i][t]
伤害;损害to harm or damage sth
The icy wind nipped at our faces.
寒风刺疼了我们的脸。
growing shoots nipped by frost
遭受霜冻的幼芽
3.
[i]
(informal)
+ adv./prep.
快速去(某处);急忙赶往to go somewhere quickly and/or for only a short time
He's just nipped out to the bank.
他急匆匆去银行了。
A car nipped in(= got in quickly) ahead of me.
一辆车突然插到我前面。
IDM
nip sth in the bud
将…扼杀在萌芽状态;防患于未然to stop sth when it has just begun because you can see that problems will come from it
n.
1.
啃咬;掐the act of giving sb a small bite or pinch(= squeezing their skin between your finger and thumb)
2.
(informal)
寒冷;寒意a feeling of cold
There was a real nip in the air .
空中有一股刺骨的寒气。
3.
(informal)
少量的烈酒a small drink of strong alcohol

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