1 a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun [syn: cartridge holder, cartridge clip, magazine]
2 an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip" [syn: time]
3 any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
4 an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress
6 a sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear"
1 sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers" [syn: nip, nip off, snip, snip off]
3 attach with a clip; "clip the papers together" [ant: unclip]
4 cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden" [syn: snip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back]
5 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" [syn: curtail, cut short] [also: clipping, clipped]
- , /klɪp/ /klIp/
- Rhymes with: -ɪp
Etymology 1clyppan, from .
Etymology 2Probably from klippa.
- To cut, especially with
scissors or shears as opposed to a knife etc.
- She clipped my hair with her scissors.
- Please clip that coupon out of the newspaper.
- She clipped my hair with her scissors.
- dialectal informal
To strike with the hand.
- Aall clip ye round the lugs!
- An illegal tackle: Throwing the body across the back of an opponent's leg or hitting him from the back below the waist while moving up from behind unless the opponent is a runner or the action is in close line play.
- Something which has been clipped; a small portion of a larger
whole, especially an excerpt of a larger work.
- They played a clip of last night's debate.
- An act of clipping,
such as a haircut.
- I went into the salon to get a clip.
- uncountable informal A speed or pace.
- He was walking at a pretty good clip and I was out of breath trying to keep up.
- uncountable Geordie The
something, its state.
- Deeky the clip of that aad wife ower thor!
ReferencesNew Geordie Dictionary 1987}}
- National Football League (2007). Official Rules of the National Football League 2007. Triumph Books.
Clip may refer to:
In holding devices:
In other usage
clip in German: Clip
clip in Korean: 클립
clip in Dutch: Clip
clip in Thai: คลิป
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