Nibble

Definition of Nibble

Nib´ble
v. t.1.To bite by little at a time; to seize gently with the mouth; to eat slowly or in small bits.
[imp. & p. p. Nibbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nibbling .]
1.To bite upon something gently or cautiously; to eat a little of a thing, as by taking small bits cautiously; as, fishes nibble at the bait.
Instead of returning a full answer to my book, he manifestly falls a-nibbling at one single passage.
- Tillotson.
n.1.A small or cautious bite.
2.An expression of interest, often tentative, as at the beginning of a sale or negotiation process.

Related Words

and sinker, be a sucker, be taken in, bite, bolus, champ, chaw, chew the cud, chew up, chomp, cud, devour, eat up, fall for, gnash, gnaw, go for, gob, gobble up, grind, gulp down, gum, lap up, line, masticate, morsel, mouth, mouthful, mumble, nip, nosh, peck, peck at, pick, pick at, quid, ruminate, snack, snap, swallow, swallow anything, swallow hook, swallow whole, swing at, take the bait, tumble for
Word:

Browse

Newtonian telescope
Newtonian theory of light
Nexible
Next
Next door to
Next friend
next-to-last
Nexus
Nez Perces
Ngina
Ni-hard
Ni-resist
niacin
niacinamide
niagara
Niagara period
Niamey
Nias
Nib
Nibbed
-Nibble-
Nibbler
Nibblingly
Nibelungenlied
Nibelungs
Niblick
nibs
Nicagua
Nicaragua wood
Nicaraguan
Niccolite
Nice
Nicely
Nicene
Nicene Creed
Niceness
Nicery
Nicety
Niche
Niched
nichts
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy