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Noun
Plural for a short sequence taken from a film or broadcast
“Before we get to chatting, we want to look at a clip of you guys in action.”
Noun
Plural for a flexible or spring-loaded device for holding an object or objects together or in place
“Tie a metal paper clip to the end of the string to weigh it down.”
Noun
Plural for a piece of jewelry fastened by a clip
“The entry for the Virtuosi included a necklace, a bracelet, and a hair clip made of 21-carat yellow gold that had a spiral design resembling the sun.”
Noun
Plural for a metal holder containing cartridges, especially for an automatic firearm
“The cartridges are carried in a clip in bunches of five, and these are carried in small leather pouches attached to the belt.”
Noun
Plural for an act of clipping or trimming something
“The hedge needs a clip and the dog could do with a bath.”
Noun
Plural for a smart or glancing blow
“I, myself, played up many a teacher, but I knew how far to go before I got a clip round the ear.”
Noun
Plural for a specified speed or rate of movement, especially when rapid
“Walking for 20 minutes at a fast clip will help a 150-pound person burn 132 calories.”
Noun
Plural for a person's manner of walking or running
Noun
Plural for one who commits larceny, a thief
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Plural for the style in which someone's hair has been cut and arranged
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Plural for stand for holding musical score
Noun
Plural for a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker
Noun
Plural for an act of snipping, cutting or clipping something
Noun
Foul balls
Noun
Plural for a preview, typically of a film, video game or TV show
Noun
Plural for a person who swindles, cheats or defrauds
Noun
Plural for a small flap or strip of material attached to or projecting from something, used to hold, fasten, or manipulate it, or for identification and information
Noun
Plural for a single occasion for an event
Verb
To fasten or attach, or be fastened or attached
“You will be asked to clip your identification to your shirt by placing it in a plastic sleeve, which will then hang awkwardly from your shirt collar or jacket lapel.”
Verb
To cut short or trim, especially with shears or scissors
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“Before applying a film dressing, clip excess hair around the wound site, if desired or per facility protocol, to ensure proper adhesion.”
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To cut out or remove a section from
“My mother would clip the article, underline his name, and paste it on a page.”
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To strike smartly or with a glancing blow
“I've crossed an intersection legally only to have some loony driver almost clip my side as he comes barreling past me.”
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To strike with a sharp, often slanting, blow
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“I swing back with my left hand and clip him in the nose.”
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To run or rush somewhere in a great hurry
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To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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Hits a foul
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To put securely in place or in the desired position
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Touch or scrape lightly in passing
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To steal from someone or a place using threats or violence
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To obtain money or favors by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of authority
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Stab with pointed tool
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