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clip

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verb \ˈklip\

Definition of clip

clippedclipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  encompass

  3. 2 a :  to hold in a tight grip :  clutch b :  to clasp, fasten, or secure with a clip



Origin of clip

Middle English clippen, from Old English clyppan; akin to Old High German klāftra fathom, Lithuanian globti to embrace


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with clip


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clip

noun

Definition of clip

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

  2. 2 :  a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also :  a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm

  3. 3 :  a piece of jewelry held in position by a clip



15th Century

First Known Use of clip

15th century


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clip

verb

Definition of clip

clippedclipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to cut or cut off with or as if with shears <clip a dog's hair> <clip an hour off traveling time> b :  to cut off the distal or outer part of c (1) :  3excise (2) :  to cut items out of (as a newspaper)

  3. 2 a :  curtail, diminish b :  to abbreviate in speech or writing

  4. 3 :  hit, punch; especially :  to strike in passing <the car skidded off the road and clipped a lamppost>

  5. 4 :  to illegally block (an opposing player) in football

  6. 5 :  to take money from unfairly or dishonestly especially by overcharging <the nightclub clipped the tourist for $200>

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to clip something

  9. 2 :  to travel or pass rapidly

  10. 3 :  to clip an opposing player in football



Origin of clip

Middle English clippen, from Old Norse klippa


First Known Use: 13th century


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clip

noun

Definition of clip

  1. 1 a plural Scottish :  shears b :  a 2-bladed instrument for cutting especially the nails

  2. 2 :  something that is clipped: as a :  the product of a single shearing (as of sheep) b :  a crop of wool of a sheep, a flock, or a region c :  a section of filmed, videotaped, or recorded material d :  a clipping especially from a newspaper

  3. 3 :  an act of clipping

  4. 4 :  a sharp blow

  5. 5 :  rate 4a <continues at a brisk clip>

  6. 6 :  a single instance or occasion :  time <he charged $10 a clip> —often used in the phrase at a clip <trained 1000 workers at a clip>



15th Century

First Known Use of clip

15th century



CLIP Defined for Kids

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clip

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noun \ˈklip\

Definition of clip for Students

  1. :  a device that holds or hooks




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clip

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verb

Definition of clip for Students

clippedclipping

  1. :  to fasten with a clip <Remember to clip the papers together.>




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clip

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verb

Definition of clip for Students

clippedclipping

  1. 1 :  to shorten or remove by cutting <clip a hedge> <We clipped a leaf to examine it.>

  2. 2 :  to cut off or trim the hair or wool of

  3. 3 :  to cut out or off <He clipped articles from the newspaper.>



Headscratcher for clip

The two verbs clip look and sound alike, but have very different meanings. If you are clipping something, you might be attaching it to something else, or you might be cutting it from something else.


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clip

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noun

Definition of clip for Students

  1. 1 :  a sharp blow

  2. 2 :  a rapid pace <My horse moved along at a good clip.>

  3. 3 :  a short section of a recording <a film clip>




Medical Dictionary

clip

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noun \ˈklip\

Medical Definition of clip

  1. :  a device used to arrest bleeding from vessels or tissues during operations





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