English version

nip something ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnip something ↔ off phrasal verbDLGREMOVEto remove a small part of something, especially a plant, by pressing it tightly between your finger and thumb She nipped off a dead flower. nip→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
nip offHe drew on it, then took it out of his mouth and nipped the end off before dropping it on the floor.
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Verb table
nip
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theynip
he, she, itnips
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theynipped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave nipped
he, she, ithas nipped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad nipped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill nip
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have nipped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam nipping
he, she, itis nipping
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you, we, theyare nipping
Past
I, he, she, itwas nipping
you, we, theywere nipping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been nipping
he, she, ithas been nipping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been nipping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be nipping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been nipping
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