clip

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1clip

verb \ˈklip\
clippedclip·ping

Definition of CLIP

transitive verb
1
:  encompass
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

2clip

noun

Definition of CLIP

1
:  any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
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
:  a piece of jewelry held in position by a clip

First Known Use of CLIP

15th century

3clip

verb
clippedclip·ping

Definition of CLIP

transitive verb
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)
2
a :  curtail, diminish
b :  to abbreviate in speech or writing
3
:  hit, punch; especially :  to strike in passing <the car skidded off the road and clipped a lamppost>
4
:  to illegally block (an opposing player) in football
5
:  to take money from unfairly or dishonestly especially by overcharging <the nightclub clipped the tourist for $200>
intransitive verb
1
:  to clip something
2
:  to travel or pass rapidly
3
:  to clip an opposing player in football

Origin of CLIP

Middle English clippen, from Old Norse klippa
First Known Use: 13th century

4clip

noun

Definition of CLIP

1
a plural Scottish :  shears
b :  a 2-bladed instrument for cutting especially the nails
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
:  an act of clipping
4
:  a sharp blow
5
:  rate 4a <continues at a brisk clip>
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>

First Known Use of CLIP

15th century

clip

noun \ˈklip\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CLIP

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

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