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Nibble vs. Snack

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Nibblenoun

A small, quick bite taken with the front teeth.

Snacknoun

A light meal.

Nibblenoun

Small snacks such as crisps/potato chips or nuts, often eaten to accompany drinks.

Snacknoun

An item of food eaten between meals.

Nibblenoun

(computing) A unit of memory equal to half a byte, or four bits.

Snacknoun

(obsolete) A share; a part or portion.

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Nibbleverb

(ambitransitive) To eat with small, quick bites.

‘The rabbit nibbled the lettuce.’; ‘The rabbit nibbled at the lettuce.’;

Snackverb

To eat a light meal.

Nibbleverb

(transitive) To bite lightly.

‘He nibbled at my neck and made me shiver.’;

Snackverb

To eat between meals.

Nibbleverb

(figurative) To consume gradually.

Snackverb

To snatch.

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Nibbleverb

To find fault; to cavil.

Snackverb

To bite.

Nibbleverb

To bite by little at a time; to seize gently with the mouth; to eat slowly or in small bits.

‘Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep.’;

Snackverb

To share.

Nibbleverb

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.’;

Snacknoun

A share; a part or portion; - obsolete, except in the colloquial phrase, to go snacks, i. e., to share.

‘At last he whispers, "Do, and we go snacks."’;

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Nibblenoun

A small or cautious bite.

Snacknoun

A slight, hasty repast.

Nibblenoun

An expression of interest, often tentative, as at the beginning of a sale or negotiation process.

Snacknoun

a light informal meal

Nibblenoun

a small byte

Snackverb

eat a snack; eat lightly;

‘She never loses weight because she snacks between meals’;

Nibblenoun

gentle biting

Snack

A snack is a small portion of food generally eaten between meals. Snacks come in a variety of forms including packaged snack foods and other processed foods, as well as items made from fresh ingredients at home.

Nibbleverb

bite off very small pieces;

‘She nibbled on her cracker’;

Nibbleverb

bite gently;

‘The woman tenderly nibbled at her baby's ear’;

Nibbleverb

eat intermittently; take small bites of;

‘He pieced at the sandwich all morning’; ‘She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles’;

Nibble

In computing, a nibble (occasionally nybble or nyble to match the spelling of byte) is a four-bit aggregation, or half an octet. It is also known as half-byte or tetrade.

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