nip off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v nip off sever or remove by pinching or snipping "nip off the flowers"
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Usage

In literature:

And Nip has carried off my Elephant!
"The Story of a Stuffed Elephant" by Laura Lee Hope
Who nipped off with my fishing line and sinker?
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
Hide 'em behind the cargo, an' if you hear anybody take the hatch off in the daytime, nip behind it yourself.
"Sea Urchins" by W. W. Jacobs
And if the wind swung westward after he left Gibraltar to port, he would nip off hours, a day even.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Then he nipped his profanity short off as a comforting reflection occurred to him.
"The Castaways" by Harry Collingwood
I drove very slowly, nipping off little glances of her profile as we moved along.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
And such broad-beans as are now in blossom, should have their tops nipped off, to promote the setting of the pods.
"The Book of Sports:" by William Martin
The navy-blue lady looked like I'd nipped a mountain off'n her shoulders, too.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
I should say it must have been nipped off by a Polar bear, shouldn't you, Binks?
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
Nip off improper shoots; and when two rise from the same eye, take off the weakest of them.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
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In news:

Treasury to auction off preferred stock in Stuart-based Seacoast Banking Corp. South Fork Bulldogs rally to nip SLW Centennial to remain unbeaten at 6-0.
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images The Mets' Daniel Murphy steps off first after stretching to nip the Texas Rangers' Ian Kinsler in tonight's 8-1 loss.
While you don't absolutely need a cigar cutter to smoke a fine cigar—you could always use your teeth to nip off a bit of the closed cap—every aficionado should own one.
U pdating Old Homestead's sidewalk seating with a nip and a tuck to pass it off as the new Prime Burger Café is clearly a bid to make the 1868 landmark seem cool.
With accusations of shady dealings both on and off the field nipping at the heels of cricket 's image, the appearance of transparency is as important as transparency itself.
Nicki Minaj Brushes Off All Her NIP SLIPS During UK Tour Kick Off.
He would rather nip off one of your fingers than nuzzle your cheek.
This leads to wrap-ups on the laminating nip where it either builds up on the rubber roll or causes a tear-off of the substrate.
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