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clip
clip1
clippable, adj.
/klip/, v., clipped, clipped or clipt, clipping, n.
v.t.
1. to cut, or cut off or out, as with shears: to clip a rose from a bush.
2. to trim by cutting: to clip a hedge.
3. to cut or trim the hair or fleece of; shear: to clip a poodle.
4. to pare the edge of (a coin). Cf. sweat (def. 22).
5. to cut short; curtail: We clipped our visit by a week to return home earlier.
6. to pronounce rapidly, with precise articulation and with omission of certain sounds, as of unstressed vowels: an annoying habit of clipping his words.
7. to shorten (a word or phrase) by dropping one or more syllables.
8. Informal. to hit with a quick, sharp blow: He clipped him on the jaw with a sudden punch.
9. Slang. to take or get money from by dishonest means; swindle; rook.
v.i.
10. to clip or cut something.
11. to cut articles or pictures from a newspaper, magazine, etc.
12. to move swiftly: He clipped along the highway on his motorcycle.
13. Archaic. to fly rapidly.
n.
14. the act of clipping.
15. anything clipped off, esp. the wool shorn at a single shearing of sheep.
16. the amount of wool shorn in one season.
17. clips, (used with a pl. v.) an instrument for clipping; shears.
18. See film clip.
19. Informal. clipping (def. 2).
20. Informal. a quick, sharp blow: a clip on the jaw.
21. rate; pace: at a rapid clip.
[1150-1200; ME clippen < ON klippa to clip, cut]
clip2
/klip/, n., v., clipped, clipping.
n.
1. a device that grips and holds tightly.
2. a metal or plastic clasp for holding together papers, letters, etc.
4. an article of jewelry or other decoration clipped onto clothing, shoes, hats, etc.
5. a flange on the upper surface of a horseshoe.
6. Also called lug. Shipbuilding. a short length of angle iron connecting and maintaining the angle between two members or surfaces.
7. Archaic. an embrace.
v.t., v.i.
8. to grip tightly; fasten with or as if with a clip.
9. to encircle; encompass.
10. Football. to block by illegally throwing the body across a player's legs from behind.
11. Archaic. to embrace or hug.
[bef. 900; ME clippen, OE clyppan to embrace, surround; c. OFris kleppa]

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