clip1 [klıp] n
1¦(for fastening)¦
4 at a good/rapid/fast etc clip
6 a clip round the ear/earhole
8 $100/50 cents etc a clip
[Sense: 1,3,8; Date: 1400-1500; Origin: CLIP21]
[Sense: 2,4-7; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: CLIP22]
a small metal or plastic object that holds or fastens things together
The wire is held on with a metal clip.
a wad of money in a gold clip
2.) ¦(FILM)¦
a short part of a film or television programme that is shown by itself, especially as an advertisement
clips from the new James Bond film
3.) ¦(GUN)¦
a container for bullets which passes them quickly into the gun so that they can be fired
4.) at a good/rapid/fast etc clip
Traffic was moving at a good clip.
5.) ¦(CUT)¦ [singular]
BrE the act of cutting something to make it shorter or tidier
I gave the hedge a clip.
6.) a clip round the ear/earhole
BrE informal a short hit on the side of someone's head
an article that is cut from a newspaper or magazine for a particular reason
8.) $100/50 cents etc a clip
AmE informal if things cost $100, 50 cents etc a clip, they cost that amount of money each
clip 2
clip2 v past tense and past participle clipped present participle clipping
3¦(cut from newspaper)¦
6 clip somebody's wings
7 clip somebody round the ear/earhole
9 clip your words
[Sense: 1; Origin: Old English clyppan 'to hold tight, hug']
[Sense: 2-9; Date: 1200-1300; : Old Norse; Origin: klippa]
1.) ¦(FASTEN)¦ [I always + adverb/preposition, T]
to fasten something together or to be fastened together using a clip
clip sth into/onto etc sth
A microphone was clipped to his tie.
a stack of bills clipped together
2.) ¦(CUT)¦ [T]
to cut small amounts of something in order to make it tidier
The hedges had just been clipped.
3.) ¦(CUT FROM NEWSPAPER)¦ [T always + adverb/preposition]
to cut an article or picture from a newspaper, magazine etc
clip sth out of/from sth
a cartoon clipped from a Minneapolis newspaper
4.) ¦(HIT)¦ [T]
to hit something quickly at an angle, often by accident
A truck swerved and clipped a parked car.
5.) ¦(REDUCE)¦ [T]
to slightly reduce an amount, quantity etc - used in news reports
clip sth off/from sth
Gunnell clipped a second off the world record.
6.) clip sb's wings
to restrict someone's freedom, activities, or power
7.) clip sb round the ear/earhole
BrE informal to hit someone quickly on the side of the head
8.) ¦(TICKET)¦ [T]
BrE to make a hole in a bus or train ticket to show that it has been used
American Equivalent: punch
9.) clip your words
to say words in a quick, short, and not very friendly way

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