Clip - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |klɪp|  American pronunciation of the word clip
Brit.  |klɪp|  British pronunciation of the word clip
- a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun (syn: magazine)
- an instance or single occasion for some event (syn: time)
- any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
- an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress
- the act of clipping or snipping (syn: clipping, snip)
- a sharp slanting blow
- sever or remove by pinching or snipping (syn: nip, nip off, snip)
- run at a moderately swift pace (syn: jog, trot)
- attach with a clip
- cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of (syn: crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim)
- terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent (syn: curtail)

Examples

Robert wasn't a smidgin behind, for every clip he had the answer ready.

God, that dog can keep up a terrific clip.

The wire is held on with a metal clip.

I gave the hedge a clip.

A microphone was clipped to his tie.

The hedges had just been clipped.

A truck swerved and clipped a parked car.

Gunnell clipped a second off the world record.

May I clip out the report on my performance?

he could do ten at a clip

he gave me a clip on the ear

Nearly 115 million Americans clip coupons and redeem them at some point during the year.

He fastened the papers together with a paper clip.

Traffic was moving at a good clip.

a famous film clip which has been shown countless times

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: clip
he/she/it: clips
present participle: clipping
past tense: clipped
past participle: clipped
noun
singular: clip
plural: clips
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