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What's The Definition Of Clip?

[n] a sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear"
[n] the act of clipping or snipping
[n] a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
[n] any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
[n] an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress
[n] an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"
[v] terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
[v] cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of"dress the plants in the garden"
[v] attach with a clip; "clip the papers together"
[v] sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"
[v] run at a moderately swift pace

Synonyms | Synonyms for Clip: cartridge clip | cartridge holder | clipping | crop | curtail | cut back | cut short | dress | jog | lop | magazine | nip | nip off | prune | snip | snip | snip off | time | trim | trot

Related Terms | Find terms related to Clip: abbreviate | abridge | abscind | abstract | adhere to | amputate | annihilate | articulate | attach | ball the jack | ban | bang | bar | barrel | bash | bat | batten | batten down | bear | beating | belt | biff | bilk | bit | bite | bleed | bleed white | blow | bob | boil down | bolt | bonk | boom | bosom | bowl along | box | breeze | breeze along | broach | brush | buckle | butt | button | capsulize | career | cheat | cherish | chip | chop | chunk | clap | clasp | cleat | cleave to | clench | clinch | cling | cling to | clipping | clobber | clout | clump | clutch | coldcock | collop | compress | condense | contract | crack | crop | crumb | cuff | cull | curtail | cut | cut along | cut away | cut back | cut down | cut off | cut off short | cut out | cut short | cutting | dash | deal | deal a blow | deck | dig | diminish | dint | dock | dollop | dovetail | drub | drubbing | drumming | elide | eliminate | embosom | embrace | end | enfold | entertain | enucleate | epitomize | eradicate | except | excerpt | excise | exclude | exploit | extinguish | extirpate | extract | fasten | fastener | fetch | fetch a blow | fix | fleece | fleet | flit | fly | fly low | fondle | foot | foreshorten | foster | fragment | freeze to | fusillade | gait | go fast | gob | gobbet | gouge | grapple | grasp | grip | gripe | hang on | hang on to | harbor | hasp | have | have and hold | highball | hinge | hit | hit a clip | hitch | hold | hold fast | hold on | hold on to | hold tight | hold up | hook | hug | hunk | interval | isolate | jab | jam | joint | keep | keep hold of | knock | knock cold | knock down | knock off | knock out | latch | let have it | lick | lock | lop | lower | lump | make knots | mark down | miter | modicum | moiety | morsel | mortise | mow | mutilate | nail | never let go | nip | nurse | nurture | outstrip the wind | overcharge | overprice | overtax | pace | pare | paring | part | particle | paste | peel | peg | pelt | pick out | piece | pin | plunk | poke | poll | pollard | portion | pound | pour it on | press | profiteer | progress | prune | punch | rabbet | rap | rasher | rate | reap | recap | recapitulate | reduce | retrench | rip | rivet | rook | root out | rule out | scarf | scoop | scorch | scrap | screw | section | segment | set apart | set aside | sew | shard | shave | shaving | shear | shiver | shorten | shred | sizzle | skewer | skim | skin | skive | slam | slash | slice | sliver | slog | slug | smack | smash | smite | smithereen | snack | snap | snatch | snip | snippet | snub | soak | sock | speed | splinter | squeeze | stamp out | staple | step | stick | stick to | sting | stitch | storm along | stride | strike | strike at | strike off | strip | strip off | stroke | stump | stunt | sum up | summarize | surcharge | swat | sweep | swindle | swing | swipe | synopsize | tack | take in | take off | take out | tatter | tattoo | tear | tear along | telescope | thump | thunder along | thwack | toggle | travel | tread | treasure | treasure up | trim | truncate | victimize | wallop | wedge | whack | wham | whisk | whiz | whop | wipe out | yerk | zing | zip | zipper | zoom

See Also | alligator clip | attach | bicycle clip | blow | bulldog clip | case | cut | cut | cutting | cutting off | disbud | example | fastener | fastening | fixing | gem clip | gun | hair slide | holdfast | instance | jewellery | jewelry | paper clip | paperclip | pinch | pincurl clip | poll | pollard | run | shear | shorten | supply chamber | thin out | top | trouser clip

Clip In Webster's Dictionary

\Clip\ (kl[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clipped} (kl[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clipping}.] [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, kl[=y]pa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.] 1. To embrace, hence; to encompass. O . . . that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about, Would bear thee from the knowledge of thyself. --Shak. 2. To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin. Sentenced to have his ears clipped. --Macaulay. 3. To curtail; to cut short. All my reports go with the modest truth; No more nor clipped, but so. --Shak. In London they clip their words after one manner about the court, another in the city, and a third in the suburbs. --Swift.
\Clip\ (kl[i^]p), v. i. To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it. Straight flies as chek, and clips it down the wind. --Dryden.
\Clip\, n. 1. An embrace. --Sir P. Sidney. 2. A cutting; a shearing. 3. The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool. 4. A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc. 5. An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree. --Knight. 6. (Far.) A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; -- called also {toe clip} and {beak}. --Youatt. 7. A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip. [Colloq. U. S.]
\Clip\, n. 1. (Mach.) A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing, clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc. 2. (Angling) A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] 3. A rapid gait. ``A three-minute clip.'' --Kipling.

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