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a clip round the ear

Definition of a clip round the ear

  1. :  a hit on the ear <She gave him a clip round the ear.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  encompass

    :  to hold in a tight grip :  clutch

    :  to clasp, fasten, or secure with a clip

  1. :  any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook

    :  a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles

    :  a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm

  1. :  to cut or cut off with or as if with shears

    :  to cut off the distal or outer part of

    :  excise

  1. :  shears

    :  a 2-bladed instrument for cutting especially the nails

    :  something that is clipped: as

  1. :  having every part of the surface or circumference equidistant from the center

    :  cylindrical

    :  approximately round

  1. :  around

  1. :  something (as a circle, globe, or ring) that is round

    :  a knot of people

    :  a circle of things

  1. :  to make round

    :  to make (the lips) round and protruded (as in the pronunciation of \ü\)

    :  to pronounce with lip rounding :  labialize

  1. :  around

    :  all during :  throughout

  1. :  whisper

    :  to speak to in a whisper

  1. :  the characteristic vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium consisting in the typical mammal of a sound-collecting outer ear separated by the tympanic membrane from a sound-transmitting middle ear that in turn is separated from a sensory inner ear by membranous fenestrae

    :  any of various organs (as of a fish) capable of detecting vibratory motion

    :  the external ear of humans and most mammals

  1. :  the fruiting spike of a cereal (as wheat or Indian corn) including both the seeds and protective structures

  1. :  to form ears in growing

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