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[n] a sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear"
[n] the act of clipping or snipping
[n] a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
[n] any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
[n] an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress
[n] an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"
[v] 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"
[v] cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of"dress the plants in the garden"
[v] attach with a clip; "clip the papers together"
[v] sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"
[v] run at a moderately swift pace



Misc. Definitions

\Clip\ (kl[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clipped} (kl[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clipping}.] [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, kl[=y]pa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]
1. To embrace, hence; to encompass. O . . . that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about, Would bear thee from the knowledge of thyself. --Shak.
2. To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin. Sentenced to have his ears clipped. --Macaulay.
3. To curtail; to cut short. All my reports go with the modest truth; No more nor clipped, but so. --Shak. In London they clip their words after one manner about the court, another in the city, and a third in the suburbs. --Swift.
\Clip\ (kl[i^]p), v. i. To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it. Straight flies as chek, and clips it down the wind. --Dryden.
\Clip\, n.
1. An embrace. --Sir P. Sidney.
2. A cutting; a shearing.
3. The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool.
4. A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc.
5. An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree. --Knight.
6. (Far.) 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}. --Youatt.
7. A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip. [Colloq. U. S.]
\Clip\, n.
1. (Mach.) A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing, clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc.
2. (Angling) A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
3. A rapid gait. ``A three-minute clip.'' --Kipling.

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