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The Definition of - clip (verb)

    verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clipping.
    1.
    to cut, or cut off or out, as with shears:
    to clip a rose from a bush.
    2.
    to trim by cutting:
    to clip a hedge.
    3.
    to cut or trim the hair or fleece of; shear:
    to clip a poodle.
    4.
    to pare the edge of (a coin).
    Compare sweat (def 22).
    5.
    to cut short; curtail:
    We clipped our visit by a week to return home earlier.
    6.
    to pronounce rapidly, with precise articulation and with omission of certain sounds, as of unstressed vowels:
    an annoying habit of clipping his words.
    7.
    to shorten (a word or phrase) by dropping one or more syllables.
    8.
    Informal. to hit with a quick, sharp blow:
    He clipped him on the jaw with a sudden punch.
    9.
    Slang. to take or get money from by dishonest means; swindle; rook.
    verb (used without object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clipping.
    10.
    to clip or cut something.
    11.
    to cut articles or pictures from a newspaper, magazine, etc.
    12.
    to move swiftly:
    He clipped along the highway on his motorcycle.
    13.
    Archaic. to fly rapidly.
    noun
    14.
    the act of clipping.
    15.
    anything clipped off, especially the wool shorn at a single shearing of sheep.
    16.
    the amount of wool shorn in one season.
    17.
    clips, (used with a plural verb) an instrument for clipping; shears.
    18.
    19.
    Informal. clipping (def 2).
    20.
    Informal. a quick, sharp blow:
    a clip on the jaw.
    21.
    rate; pace:
    at a rapid clip.

Word Example of - clip

    Example Sentences for clip

    It had absorbed the American accent, the American clip and drawl.

    But as regards her meshes, why, after all, should I clip them?

    Matt cast a significant look at Morales, and Clip took the Mexican by the arm, led him out on the porch, and bade him good-by.

    He pressed, one after another, a full twenty rounds into the gun's clip.

    I hope that before the year is out she will clip the waves and show herself to advantage in foreign ports.

    "The weight of the clip depends on good grazing," he explained to Donald.

    But every now and then some unskilful person, in attempting to clip the wick to make it brighter, snuffs it out.

    If this pony were mine, the first thing I should do would be to clip his wings!

    The end of the band is then turned back over the clip and held down by a staple.

    Clip his Main off close to his Neck, from his head to his shoulders.

Word Origin & History of - clip

    Word Origin & History

    clip "cut," c.1200, from O.N. klippa, probably echoic. Meaning "rate of speed is c.1867. Noun meaning "extract from a movie" is from 1958.