New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: snip · dip · hip · kip · lip · nap · nib · nil · nix · pip
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nip

1. noun bite2. noun DRINK alcoholic drink3. noun MET feeling of cold4. verb go briefly5. verb SPOR move quickly and skilfully6. verb to bite7. verb HORT, MET of cold 8. verb pinch off
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1 noun biteliomóg fem2  c m uniopóg femgreim masc3  c m uplaic fem2  c m uit gave me a nasty nip bhain sé drochghreim asam 2 noun DRINK alcoholic drinkbraon masc1  c m ubraon beagbolgam masc1a wee nip would keep out the cold choinneodh braon den stuif crua te thúa nip of whiskey braon beag uisce beatha, fídeog uisce beatha, sáilín fuisce
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3 noun informal MET feeling of coldgoimh fem2ruibh fem2bearradh masc  c m u there's a nip in the air tá bearradh fuar air, tá ruibh fhuar air, tá goimh ann 4 verb informal go briefly INTRANSITIVEsciurd a thabhairtseáp a thabhairtshe nipped into the shop rith sí isteach sa siopa 5 verb informal especially SPOR move quickly and skilfully INTRANSITIVEscinn verb  c m u 6 verb to bite
TRANSITIVEgreim a bhaint asplaic a bhaint asith verb  c m uthe dog nipped her ankle bhain an madra greim as a rúitín
INTRANSITIVEgreim a bhaintplaic a bhaintthey might nip thiocfadh leo greim a bhaintthe dog nipped at visitors bhíodh an madra ag iarraidh greim a bhaint as cuairteoirí
7 verb HORT, MET of cold TRANSITIVEthe wind nipped him ghearr an ghaoth éthe frost nipped their fingers bhí eanglach ina méara leis an sioc, bhí fuar nimhe ina méara leis an sioc 8 verb pinch off TRANSITIVEbain verb  c m ushe nipped off the withered flowers bhain sí an cloigeann de na bláthanna feoite
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nip and tuck

informal 1 adverb, adjective especially SPOR very closegob ar ghobit was nip and tuck, but we did it bhí an iomaíocht an-ghéar ach d'éirigh linn; ba ar éigean é, ach d'éirigh linna nip and tuck match cluiche an-ghéar 2 noun small adjustmentsmionleasúthe script could do with a few nips and tucks níor mhiste cúpla rud a athrú sa script 3 noun cosmetic surgeryobráid áilleachta

to nip at the heels of sb/sth

bheith ag baint na sál de dhuine/rud

to nip sth in the bud

informalrud a stopadh ina thúsrud a mharú san ubh