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Definitions of clip

  1. To move with rapidity; to run with speed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To embrace, hence; to encompass. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To curtail; to cut short. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To cut by making the blades of shears meet: to cut off: formerly, to debase the coin by cutting off the edges: to give a blow to (Amer.):-pr.p. clipping; pa.p. clipped. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To trim with shears; to cut off. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To trim with shears; snip a part from, as a coin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To move swiftly; - usually with indefinite it. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. attach with a clip; "clip the papers together" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To cut off with shears or scissors; to diminish coin by paring the edges; to cut short. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To cut off with shears or scissors; to pare; to cut short. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Clipping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. a sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. the act of clipping or snipping Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. A cutting; a shearing. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing, clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A rapid gait. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; - called also toe clip and beak. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The wool of a season's shearing; a spring holder for holding papers; colloquially, a slight blow with the hand; a rapid gait. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. The thing clipped off, as the wool that has been shorn off sheep: also a blow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Part shorn off. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. The act of clipping, or that which is clipped off. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A clasp for holding letters, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. The wool of a season's sheep-shearing; a blow or stroke with the hand. To clip one's wings, to put a check on one's ambitious designs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. Clipped. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for clip

  1. In spite of all her care she forgot to clip the hens' wings, and they flew away one morning to visit their friends the pheasants, who lived far in the forest. – Granny's Wonderful Chair by Frances Browne
  2. He did a similar favor for his brother Jacob, who " was possessed of extraordinary gifts," and he charged his friend " to clip to plane and to polish the country youth as long as it was necessary, and should he ever kick at it," he concluded, " you may throw him into prison, until the fit is over." – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
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