nib·ble || 'nɪbl n. small morsel of food; small quick bites; half of a byte, unit of information having four bits (Computers) v. chew delicately; take small fast bites; bite gently and playfully

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  • Nibbled — Nibble Nib ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nibbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nibbling}.] [Cf. {Nip}.] To bite by little at a time; to seize gently with the mouth; to eat slowly or in small bits. [1913 Webster] Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nibble — [[t]nɪ̱b(ə)l[/t]] nibbles, nibbling, nibbled 1) VERB If you nibble food, you eat it by biting very small pieces of it, for example because you are not very hungry. [V n] He started to nibble his biscuit... [V at/on n] She nibbled at the corner of …   English dictionary

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  • nibble — nib|ble1 [ˈnıbəl] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Low German nibbeln to chew bits off ] 1.) [I and T] to eat small amounts of food by taking very small bites ▪ He nibbled the biscuit cautiously. nibble at ▪ There s a fish nibbling at my… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nibble — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to eat small amounts of food by taking very small bites: He nibbled the biscuit cautiously. (+ at): She nibbled at her sandwich. 2 (intransitive + at) to show slight interest in an offer or suggestion nibble away at sth phrasal… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nibble — 1. verb 1) they nibbled at mangoes Syn: take small bites from, pick at, gnaw at, peck at, snack on; toy with; taste, sample; informal graze on 2) the mouse nibbled his finger Syn: peck, nip …   Thesaurus of popular words

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