How to use nipping in a sentence
It is your best shot at nipping any future wedding invites (and accompanying airfare to Missouri) in the bud.
“She kept nipping at my socks and pulling them down,” he said.
While Michael Jackson had younger sister Janet nipping at his heels with Grammy Awards and gold records, Whitney stood alone.Whitney’s Shadow Hangs Over Painful, Intrusive ‘Houstons’ Reality Show | Allison Samuels | October 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
This source and others pointed to the site JustJared as nipping at Hilton's heels as a music industry influencer.
Heading into the fourth day of competition, upstart Wall Street Journal was nipping at the heels of the Gray Lady.
So they held the prisoner fast, and led him to the brooklet, nipping his throat tightly to choke an outcry.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
Streaks of gray haze rose a foot or two into the nipping air, and the clash of shovels had a new, harsh ring.The Girl From Keller's | Harold Bindloss
Mayo braved nipping wind and iced rigging and took the glass to the main crosstrees.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
We'd find their tracks and places where they'd been nipping off the ends of branches and twigs, and follow them up.Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders
And while he slept, a nipping wind from the far, northern Highlands swooped down on the mist and sent it flying out to sea.Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for nipping
sharp and biting: a nipping wind
- nippingly, adverb
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