Clip definition

klĭp
A short extract from a movie or television program.
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To shorten (a word or words) by leaving out letters or syllables.
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(film, tv) A sequence of film, videotape, etc., as a short selection taken from a longer feature or a brief piece inserted in a newscast.
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(informal) A pace or rate.

Go at a fast clip.

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Clip means to cut or cut off, or to fasten.

An example of clip is to trim the hedges.

An example of clip is to pull the hair back with a bow.

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The definition of a clip is something that fastens or holds together, or the act of cutting.

An example of a clip is a hair bow.

An example of a clip is a trimming of hair.

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To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears.

Clip coupons; clipped three seconds off the record.

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To make shorter by cutting; trim.

Clip a hedge.

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To cut off the edge of.

Clip a coin.

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To cut short; curtail.
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(informal) To hit with a sharp blow.

Clipped me under the eye.

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(football) To block (an opponent) illegally from the rear.
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(sports) To hit or kick (the ball) in a certain direction.
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(slang) To cheat, swindle, or rob.
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To enunciate with clarity and precision.

Clip one's words.

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To cut something.
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(informal) To move rapidly.
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The act of clipping.
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Something clipped off, especially:
  • The wool shorn at one shearing, as of sheep.
  • A season's shearing.
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(informal) A quick sharp blow.

A clip on the ear.

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(football) An illegal block from the rear.
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A single occasion; a time.

Could write nine pages at a clip.

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A pair of shears or clippers.
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Any of various devices for gripping or holding things together; a clasp or fastener.
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A piece of jewelry that fastens with a clasp or clip; a brooch.
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A cartridge clip.
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To fasten with or as if with a clip; hold tightly.
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(archaic) To embrace or encompass.
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To cut or cut off with shears or scissors.
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To cut (an item) out of (a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
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To cut the hair of.
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To cut off the edge of (coins)
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(informal) To hit or punch with a quick, sharp blow.
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(slang) To cheat or swindle, esp. by overcharging.
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To cut short.
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To shorten by omitting syllables, letters, etc.
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To clip something.
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To move rapidly.
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An act or instance of clipping.
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A thing clipped; specif., the amount of wool clipped from sheep at one time or in one season.
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A rapid pace.
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(informal) A quick, sharp blow.
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To fasten with a clip or clips.
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(now chiefly dial.) To hug; embrace closely.
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(football) To block (an opponent who is not carrying the ball) from behind: an illegal act.
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Any of various devices that clip or fasten things together, grip or hold something, etc.
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(obs.) An embrace.
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(football) An act of clipping.
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(CLassical IP) See Classical IP.
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To grip tightly.
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To fasten with a clip.

Please clip the photos to the pages where they will go.

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(archaic) To hug, embrace.
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(slang) To collect signatures, generally with the use of a clipboard.
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Something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another.

Use this clip to attach the check to your tax form.

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(slang) An unspecified but normally understood as rapid speed or pace.

She reads at a pretty good clip.

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A frame containing a number of bullets which is intended to be inserted into a firearm to allow for rapid reloading.
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A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; a toe clip or beak.

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To cut, especially with scissors or shears as opposed to a knife etc.

She clipped my hair with her scissors.

Please clip that coupon out of the newspaper.

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To curtail; to cut short.
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(dialectal, informal) To strike with the hand.

I'll clip ye round the lugs!

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(American football) An illegal tackle: Throwing the body across the back of an opponent's leg or hitting him from the back below the waist while moving up from behind unless the opponent is a runner or the action is in close line play.
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(signal processing) To cut off a signal level at a certain maximum value.
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(computer graphics) To discard (an occluded part of a model or scene) rather than waste resources on rendering it.
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Something which has been clipped; a small portion of a larger whole, especially an excerpt of a larger work.

They played a clip of last night's debate.

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An act of clipping, such as a haircut.

I went into the salon to get a clip.

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The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool.
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(uncountable, informal) A speed or pace.

He was walking at a pretty good clip and I was out of breath trying to keep up.

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(uncountable, Geordie) The condition of something, its state.

Deeky the clip of that aad wife ower thor!

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(informal) A blow with the hand.

Give him a clip round the ear!

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at a clip
  • on one particular occasion; at one particular time
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
clip
Plural:
clips

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

at a clip

Origin of clip

  • Middle English hook from clippen to clasp, embrace from Old English clyppan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English clippen from Old Norse klippa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English clyppan, from Proto-Germanic *klupjaną.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably from Old Norse klippa.

    From Wiktionary