Meaning of CLIP in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ klɪp ]

( clips, clipping, clipped)


A clip is a small device, usually made of metal or plastic, that is specially shaped for holding things together.

She took the clip out of her hair.



When you clip things together or when things clip together, you fasten them together using a clip or clips.

He clipped his safety belt to a fitting on the deck...

He clipped his cufflinks neatly in place. electronic pen which clips to the casing...

His flashlight was still clipped to his belt.

VERB : V n to/on n , V n prep / adv , V to n , V-ed


A clip from a film or a radio or television programme is a short piece of it that is broadcast separately.

...a clip from the movie ‘Shane’.

N-COUNT : oft n N , N from/of n


If you clip something, you cut small pieces from it, especially in order to shape it.

I saw an old man out clipping his hedge...

VERB : V n


If you clip something out of a newspaper or magazine, you cut it out.

Kids in his neighborhood clipped his picture from the newspaper and carried it around.

VERB : V n from/out of n


If something clips something else, it hits it accidentally at an angle before moving off in a different direction.

The lorry clipped the rear of a tanker and then crashed into a second truck.

VERB : V n


see also clipping , clipped , bulldog clip , paper clip

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