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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

clip

2 [klip]
noun
1.
a device that grips and holds tightly.
2.
a metal or plastic clasp for holding together papers, letters, etc.
4.
an article of jewelry or other decoration clipped onto clothing, shoes, hats, etc.
5.
a flange on the upper surface of a horseshoe.
6.
Also called lug. Shipbuilding. a short length of angle iron connecting and maintaining the angle between two members or surfaces.
7.
Archaic. an embrace.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), clipped, clipping.
8.
to grip tightly; fasten with or as if with a clip.
9.
to encircle; encompass.
10.
Football. to block by illegally throwing the body across a player's legs from behind.
11.
Archaic. to embrace or hug.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English clippen, Old English clyppan to embrace, surround; cognate with Old Frisian kleppa

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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]

clipped (klɪpt)
 
adj
(of speech or voice) abrupt and distinct

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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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Slang Dictionary

clip definition


  1. tv.
    to cheat someone. (See also clipped; clip joint.) : That guy in there clipped me for a fiver.
  2. tv.
    to kill someone. : Frank and John had set out to clip Rocko first.
  3. n.
    a holder for a marijuana cigarette butt. (Drugs. See also roach clip.) : My clip's at home in my stash.
  4. n.
    a music video; a short film. : This next clip is something you'll all recognize.
  5. n.
    a fast rate of speed. : You were moving at a pretty good clip when you ran into the truck.
  6. tv.
    to sock someone. : Max clipped Lefty on the jaw, and Lefty drew his gun.
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clipped definition


  1. mod.
    cheated. : You weren't clipped by me. I just made a mistake.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
CLIP
corticotropin-like intermediate-lobe peptide
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Example sentences
Petri dishes containing each sample were clipped onto the end of the adaptor
  and magnified by the lenses.
They took carabiners and clipped them to the sling that is at the top.
The rope was put in place with knots clipped to the carabiner.
Can also be clipped onto a purse using the included carabiner.
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