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From German Low German kniepen (to squeeze; to blink), from Middle Low German knīpen, whence also German kneifen, kneipen. The Low German form is conflated with another verb Middle Low German knippen (to blink), which is probably not originally related. Compare Dutch knippen for more.

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kniepen (third-person singular simple present kniept, past tense kniepte, past participle gekniept, auxiliary haben)

  1. (regional, Northern Germany, chiefly colloquial) to blink

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