Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Nip"

The meaning of "Nip" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does to nip somewhere mean?
A: To go somewhere quickly or for a short period of time.
She wants to nip into the shop before the shops close.

“Nip” has many other uses; use it in a sentence to help me know which “nip” you ask about.
Q: What does She knows he likes to nip at the bottle. mean?
A: "Nipping at the bottle" means "sipping from a bottle of liquor repeatedly." It is a euphemism for drinking alcohol.

So you might reword the sentence, "She knows he likes to drink alcohol." It is implied he drinks too often.
Q: What does nip it in the bud mean?
A: End it quickly or stop early
Q: What does can a nip in the bud mean?
A: Are you talking about when people say nip it in the bud?
Q: What does "nip" in 523 mean?
A: It's a derogatory slang for a Japanese person. Nip from Nippon.

Example sentences using "Nip"

Q: Please show me example sentences with nip in the bud.
A: Stop something bad from happening early before it becomes bad or worse

For example:
They nipped the problem in the bud before it became serious
Q: Please show me example sentences with nip down, .
A: “Nip down” isn’t a phrase I’ve heard before. Perhaps it is a UK phrase?
Q: Please show me example sentences with nip----in the bud .
A: "are you getting ill? do you want some medicine?"
"yeah i need to nip it in the bud before friday"

"just get out there early and nip it in the bud"
Q: Please show me example sentences with nip it in the bud.
A: To "nip it in the bud" is to stop, end or destroy something, usually before something bad happens!

Example:

He was starting to drink too much, so he decided he had to nip it in the bud.

Synonyms of "Nip" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between nip and nibble ?
A: Nibble means to eat something in small bites, like nibbling on crackers.
Nip means to bite at something in a small, quick bite, like what a small dog might do to your hand.
Nip can also refer to a small shot of hard liquor.
Q: What is the difference between nip and bite ?
A: a nip is slightly more gentle, for example a kitten could nip your finger. A bite is more extreme, for example a bear could bite you and leave a deep cute
Q: What is the difference between nip into and stop by ?
A: They're about the same. I think they're entirely interchangeable as far as I can imagine them being used, but "nip into" is more British and may not be understood by some Americans.

Translations of "Nip"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I would have just a nip 是什么意思呢
A: "Nip" means ”掐”,或"[咬]一小口” 比如 "the dog took a nip of the pizza"

Other questions about "Nip"

Q: Would you mind telling me if "to nip something in the bud" is the same as "to stop the rot"? Are there any other expressions with this meaning?😕
A: I don't think they're exactly the same. If you nip something in the bud, you have acted before it was serious. If you stop the rot, things were already bad but now they will not get worse.

You might hear the phrase "a stitch in time", shortened from the proverb "a stitch in time saves nine" (problems can be solved with less work if you act immediately before they get worse).
Q: I'm just nipping in here.
What does it mean?
A: For us North Americans, "nippy" or "nipping" means cold. But for Brits I think they have some other usages, so I'm not so sure.

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