a calisthenic routine or gymnastic move of springing to one's feet from a supine position.
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How to use nip-up in a sentence
It was not time to feed, but he removed their bits and let them nip up the bunches of sweet grass about their feet.The Twins of Suffering Creek | Ridgwell Cullum
Perhaps one had to nip up to the Creameries to get a slice of salmon, or cutlets, or sausages.The Hill | Horace Annesley Vachell
Now you nip up to the nursery, and then they'll never know you've been out at all.Jeremy | Hugh Walpole
Then he turned to the other man, who had followed Nip up the ladder.Four-Day Planet | Henry Beam Piper