Usage examples for nipping

  1. When not even his hat could shield him from the sun glare, he got up and went nipping awkwardly over the hot beach. – The Happy Family by Bertha Muzzy Bower
  2. And there was his mother too; who, instead of nipping the silly business in the bud, and carrying the foolish young man to London, was actually aiding and abetting- sending gracious invitations to dinner, of the most unnecessary description. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward