To Nim. v.a. [nemen, Dutch, to take.] To take. In cant, to steal.
They'll question Mars, and by his look
Detect who 'twas that nimm'd a cloak. Hudibras, p. i.
They could not keep themselves honest of their fingers, but would be nimming something or other for the love of thieving. L'Estrange, Fable 241.