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Definition 1: the act of clipping or snipping - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for clip in the sense of this definition

(clip is a kind of ...) the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

"the barber gave him a good cut"

(... is a kind of clip ) a small sharp bite or snip

Definition 2: a sharp slanting blow - [noun denoting act]

Samples where clip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave me a clip on the ear

(clip is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Definition 3: a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for clip in the sense of this definition

(clip is a kind of ...) a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed

(... is a kind of clip ) a variety of clip for holding pin curls

(... is part of clip) a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

Definition 4: any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together - [noun denoting artifact]

(clip is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is a kind of clip ) a clip worn around a cyclist's ankles that keeps trousers from becoming caught in the bicycle chain

(... is a kind of clip ) a clip with a spring that closes the metal jaws

(... is a kind of clip ) a decorative hinged clip that girls and women put in their hair to hold it in place

(... is a kind of clip ) a wire or plastic clip for holding sheets of paper together

"the paper clip was invented in 1900"

Definition 5: an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress - [noun denoting artifact]

(clip is a kind of ...) an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

Definition 6: an instance or single occasion for some event - [noun denoting event]

Samples where clip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this time he succeeded
  • he called four times
  • he could do ten at a clip

Synonyms for clip in the sense of this definition

(clip is a kind of ...) an occurrence of something

"it was a case of bad judgment" "another instance occurred yesterday" "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

Definition 7: terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent - [verb of change]

Samples where clip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My speech was cut short
  • Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries

Synonyms for clip in the sense of this definition

(clip is a kind of ...) make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

"He shortened his trip due to illness"

Definition 8: attach with a clip - [verb of contact]

Samples where clip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clip the papers together

(clip is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

Definition 9: sever or remove by pinching or snipping - [verb of contact]

Samples where clip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nip off the flowers

Synonyms for clip in the sense of this definition

(clip is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 10: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of - [verb of contact]

Samples where clip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dress the plants in the garden

Synonyms for clip in the sense of this definition

(clip is a kind of ...) make sparse

"thin out the young plants"

(... is a kind of clip ) cut with shears

"shear hedges"

(... is a kind of clip ) convert into a pollard

"pollard trees"

(... is a kind of clip ) cut the top off

"top trees and bushes"

(... is a kind of clip ) thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers

Definition 11: run at a moderately swift pace - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for clip in the sense of this definition

(clip is a kind of ...) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

"Don't run--you'll be out of breath" "The children ran to the store"

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