Meaning of CLIP in English


~ 1

■ noun

1》 a flexible or spring-loaded device for holding an object or objects together or in place.

2》 a piece of jewellery fastened by a ~.

3》 a metal holder containing cartridges for an automatic firearm.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ping , ~ped ) fasten or be fastened with a ~ or ~s.


OE clyppan (v.), of W. Gmc origin.


~ 2

■ verb ( ~s , ~ping , ~ped )

1》 cut short or cut out with shears or scissors.

↘trim the hair or wool of (an animal).

2》 strike smartly or with a glancing blow.

3》 informal, chiefly N. Amer. swindle or rob.

4》 informal, chiefly US move quickly.

5》 Electronics truncate the amplitude of (a signal) above or below predetermined levels.

■ noun

1》 an act of ~ping.

↘the quantity of wool ~ped from a sheep or flock.

2》 a short sequence taken from a film or broadcast.

3》 informal a smart or glancing blow.

4》 informal a rapid speed or rate: I trotted on at a fair ~.


at a ~ US informal at a time; all at once.

~ the wings of trim the feathers of (a bird) to disable it from flight.

↘hamper the aspirations of.


~ping noun


ME: from ON klippa , prob. imitative.

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