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1    a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals  
a    a partially opened flower  
b    (in combination)  
3    any small budlike outgrowth  
taste buds     
4    something small or immature  
5    an asexually produced outgrowth in simple organisms, such as yeasts, and the hydra that develops into a new individual  
6    in bud   at the stage of producing buds  
7    nip in the bud          to put an end to (an idea, movement, etc.) in its initial stages  
      vb   , buds, budding, budded  
8    intr   (of plants and some animals) to produce buds  
9    intr   to begin to develop or grow  
10    tr     (Horticulture)   to graft (a bud) from one plant onto another, usually by insertion under the bark  
     (C14 budde, of Germanic origin; compare Icelandic budda purse, Dutch buidel)  
Diccionario de inglés definición  
nip          [1]  
      vb   , nips, nipping, nipped   mainly tr  
1    to catch or tightly compress, as between a finger and the thumb; pinch  
2    often foll by: off   to remove by clipping, biting, etc.  
3    when intr, often foll by: at   to give a small sharp bite (to)  
the dog nipped at his heels     
4    (esp. of the cold) to affect with a stinging sensation  
5    to harm through cold  
the frost nipped the young plants     
6    to check or destroy the growth of (esp. in the phrase nip in the bud)  
7    Slang   to steal  
8    intr; foll by: along, up, out, etc.     (Brit)  
informal   to hurry; dart  
9    Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to snatch  
10    the act of nipping; a pinch, snip, etc.  
a    a frosty or chilly quality  
b    severe frost or cold  
the first nip of winter     
12    a small piece or quantity  
he went out for a nip of fresh air     
13    a sharp flavour or tang  
14    Archaic   a taunting remark  
15    nip and tuck  
a      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   neck and neck  
b    Informal   plastic surgery performed for cosmetic reasons  
16    put the nips in     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
slang   to exert pressure on someone, esp. in order to extort money  
     (C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse hnippa to prod)  

Diccionario de inglés definición  




1    bite, catch, clip, compress, grip, nibble, pinch, snag, snap, snip, squeeze, tweak, twitch  
2    check, frustrate, thwart  

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nip, Nip, nip and tuck, nipa

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