Meaning of CLIP in English
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.
■ 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.
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.
ME: from ON klippa , prob. imitative.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004