Synonyms of nip in English:

nip


See definition of nip

verb

1‘the dog nipped her ankle’

SYNONYMS

bite, nibble, peck, pinch, tweak, squeeze, grip

2‘I'll just nip out and see what's going on’

SYNONYMS

go, rush, dash, dart, hurry, scurry, scamper

drop by, drop in, drop into, drop round, stop by, visit

tootle, pop, whip


noun

1‘rockhopper penguins have a strong beak that can deliver a serious nip’

SYNONYMS

bite, nibble, peck, pinch, tweak, squeeze, grip


Phrases

    nip something in the bud

      ‘let's nip this unpleasantness in the bud before it goes any further’

      SYNONYMS

      curtail, cut short, strangle at birth, check, cut off, thwart, beat, frustrate, curb, stop, halt, arrest, stifle, obstruct, impede, block, squash, quash, subdue, quell, crack down on, stamp out

      informal

      squelch, put the kibosh on, clobber

    nip something off

      ‘carefully nip off older flowers on cyclamens and African violets’

      SYNONYMS

      cut off, snip, snip off, trim, clip, prune, hack off, chop off, saw off, lop, lop off, dock, crop, sever, separate, detach, remove, take off