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Definition of nibble verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nibble
    he / she / it nibbles
    past simple nibbled
    -ing form nibbling
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to take small bites of something, especially food nibble something We sat drinking wine and nibbling olives. He nibbled her ear playfully. nibble (at/on something) She took some cake from the tray and nibbled at it.
  2. 2[intransitive] nibble (at something) to show a slight interest in an offer, idea, etc. He nibbled at the idea, but would not make a definite decision.
  3. Phrasal Verbsnibble away at something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nibble

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