clippable

clip

1 [klip]
verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clipping.
1.
to cut, or cut off or out, as with shears: to clip a rose from a bush.
2.
to trim by cutting: to clip a hedge.
3.
to cut or trim the hair or fleece of; shear: to clip a poodle.
4.
to pare the edge of (a coin). Compare sweat ( def 22 ).
5.
to cut short; curtail: We clipped our visit by a week to return home earlier.
6.
to pronounce rapidly, with precise articulation and with omission of certain sounds, as of unstressed vowels: an annoying habit of clipping his words.
7.
to shorten (a word or phrase) by dropping one or more syllables.
8.
Informal. to hit with a quick, sharp blow: He clipped him on the jaw with a sudden punch.
9.
Slang. to take or get money from by dishonest means; swindle; rook.
verb (used without object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clipping.
10.
to clip or cut something.
11.
to cut articles or pictures from a newspaper, magazine, etc.
12.
to move swiftly: He clipped along the highway on his motorcycle.
13.
Archaic. to fly rapidly.
noun
14.
the act of clipping.
15.
anything clipped off, especially the wool shorn at a single shearing of sheep.
16.
the amount of wool shorn in one season.
17.
clips, (used with a plural verb) an instrument for clipping; shears.
19.
Informal. clipping ( def 2 ).
20.
Informal. a quick, sharp blow: a clip on the jaw.
21.
rate; pace: at a rapid clip.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English clippen < Old Norse klippa to clip, cut

clippable, adjective
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clip1 (klɪp)
 
vb , clips, clipping, clipped
1.  (also intr) to cut, snip, or trim with or as if with scissors or shears, esp in order to shorten or remove a part
2.  (Brit) to punch (a hole) in something, esp a ticket
3.  to curtail or cut short
4.  to move a short section from (a film, etc)
5.  to shorten (a word)
6.  (intr) to trot or move rapidly, esp over a long distance: a horse clipping along the road
7.  informal to strike with a sharp, often slanting, blow
8.  slang to obtain (money) by deception or cheating
9.  slang (US) to murder; execute
10.  clip someone's wings
 a.  to restrict someone's freedom
 b.  to thwart someone's ambition
 
n
11.  the act or process of clipping
12.  something clipped off
13.  an extract from a film, newspaper, etc
14.  informal a sharp, often slanting, blow
15.  informal speed: a rapid clip
16.  (Austral), (NZ) the total quantity of wool shorn, as in one place, season, etc
17.  another word for clipped form
 
[C12: from Old Norse klippa to cut; related to Low German klippen]
 
'clippable1
 
adj

clip2 (klɪp)
 
n
1.  any of various small implements used to hold loose articles together or to attach one article to another
2.  an article of jewellery that can be clipped onto a dress, hat, etc
3.  paperclip short for cartridge clip
4.  the pointed flange on a horseshoe that secures it to the front part of the hoof
 
vb , clips, clipping, clipped
5.  to hold together tightly, as with a clip
6.  archaic, dialect or to embrace
 
[Old English clyppan to embrace; related to Old Frisian kleppa, Lithuanian glebiu]

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Word Origin & History

clip
"cut," c.1200, from O.N. klippa, probably echoic. Meaning "rate of speed is c.1867. Noun meaning "extract from a movie" is from 1958.

clip
"fasten," O.E. clyppan "to embrace." Meaning "receptacle containing several cartridges for a repeating firearm" is from 1901. Meaning "piece of jewelry fastened by a clip" is from 1937. Also preserved in paper clip. Original sense in U.S. football clipping penalty.
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Medical Dictionary

clip (klĭp)
n.
A fastener used in surgery to hold skin or other tissue in position or to control hemorrhage.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
CLIP
corticotropin-like intermediate-lobe peptide
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