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Related to nipped in the bud: without a hitch, get a head start
nip and tuck Informal plastic surgery performed for cosmetic reasons
Chiefly Brit a measure of spirits usually equal to one sixth of a gill
A small, low cliff or break in slope which is produced by wavelets at the high-water mark.
The point on the bank of a meander lake where erosion takes place due to crowding of the stream current toward the lake.
Thinning of a coal seam, particularly if caused by tectonic movements. Also known as want.