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nib·ble / ˈnibəl/ • v. take small bites out of: [tr.] he sat nibbling a cookie | [intr.] she nibbled at her food. ∎  [intr.] eat in small amounts, esp. between meals. ∎  gently bite at (a part of the body), esp. amorously or nervously: [tr.] Tamar nibbled her bottom lip | [intr.] he nibbled at her earlobe. ∎ fig. gradually erode or eat away: [intr.] inflation was nibbling away at spending power. ∎  [intr.] fig. show cautious interest in a project or proposal: there's a New York agent nibbling. • n. [in sing.] an instance of nibbling something. ∎  a small piece of food bitten off. ∎  (nibbles) inf. small savory snacks, typically eaten before a meal or with drinks. ∎  an expression of cautious interest in a project or proposal: now and then she gets a nibble, but no one will commit to an interview.

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nibble

nibble take little bites (of); fig. carp. XV. cf. LG. nibbeln, also gnibbeln, knibbeln gnaw = Du. knibbelen gnaw, murmur, squabble.

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nibble

nibble Rare Half a byte, i.e. generally four bits.

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nibble

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