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Meaning & Definition of Clip in English

English

Clip

/klɪp/

noun

1. A metal frame or container holding cartridges

  • Can be inserted into an automatic gun
    synonym:
  • cartridge holder
  • ,
  • cartridge clip
  • ,
  • clip
  • ,
  • magazine

2. An instance or single occasion for some event

  • "This time he succeeded"
  • "He called four times"
  • "He could do ten at a clip"
    synonym:
  • time
  • ,
  • clip

3. Any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together

    synonym:
  • clip

4. An article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress

    synonym:
  • clip

5. The act of clipping or snipping

    synonym:
  • clip
  • ,
  • clipping
  • ,
  • snip

6. A sharp slanting blow

  • "He gave me a clip on the ear"
    synonym:
  • clip

verb

1. Sever or remove by pinching or snipping

  • "Nip off the flowers"
    synonym:
  • nip
  • ,
  • nip off
  • ,
  • clip
  • ,
  • snip
  • ,
  • snip off

2. Run at a moderately swift pace

    synonym:
  • trot
  • ,
  • jog
  • ,
  • clip

3. Attach with a clip

  • "Clip the papers together"
    synonym:
  • clip

4. Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

  • "Dress the plants in the garden"
    synonym:
  • snip
  • ,
  • clip
  • ,
  • crop
  • ,
  • trim
  • ,
  • lop
  • ,
  • dress
  • ,
  • prune
  • ,
  • cut back

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • clip
  • ,
  • curtail
  • ,
  • cut short

Examples of using

Do you have a paper clip?