Definition of nix verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

nix

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verb
BrE BrE//nɪks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɪks//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nix
BrE BrE//nɪks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɪks//
 
he / she / it nixes
BrE BrE//ˈnɪksɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪksɪz//
 
past simple nixed
BrE BrE//nɪkst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɪkst//
 
past participle nixed
BrE BrE//nɪkst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɪkst//
 
-ing form nixing
BrE BrE//ˈnɪksɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪksɪŋ//
 
 
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nix something (North American English, informal) to prevent something from happening by saying ‘no’ to it We quickly nixed the idea of going to the museum. Word Origin late 18th cent. (as a noun): from German, colloquial variant of nichts ‘nothing’.

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