Meaning of CLIP in English


[clip] vt clipped ; [ME clippen, fr. OE clyppan; akin to OHG klaftra fathom, Lith globti to embrace] (bef. 12c) 1: encompass

2. a: to hold in a tight grip: clutch b: to clasp or fasten with a clip

[2]clip n (15c) 1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook

2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also: a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm

3: a piece of jewelry held in position by a clip [3]clip vb clipped ; [ME clippen, fr. ON klippa] vt (13c) 1 a: to cut or cut off with or as if with shears "~ a dog's hair" "~ an hour off traveling time" b: to cut off the distal or outer part of c (1): [3]excise (2): to cut items out of (as a newspaper)

2. a: curtail, diminish b: to abbreviate in speech or writing

3: hit, punch

4: to illegally block (an opposing player) in football

5: to take money from unfairly or dishonestly esp. by overcharging "the nightclub clipped the tourist for $200" ~ vi 1: to clip something

2: to travel or pass rapidly

3: to clip an opposing player in football [4]clip n (15c) 1 a pl, Scot: shears b: a 2-bladed instrument for cutting esp. the nails

2: something that is clipped: as a: the product of a single shearing (as of sheep) b: a crop of wool of a sheep, a flock, or a region c: a section of filmed or videotaped material d: a clipping esp. from a newspaper

3: an act of clipping

4: a sharp blow

5: rate 4a "continues at a brisk ~"

6: a single instance or occasion: time "he charged $10 a ~"--often used in the phrase at a clip "trained 1000 workers at a ~"

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