- 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[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. Phrasal Verbsnibble away at something
NAmE//ˈnɪbl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nibble
he / she / it nibbles
past simple nibbled
-ing form nibbling