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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

clipv. t. [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, kl\'dfpa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.].
  •  To embrace, hence; to encompass.  [1913 Webster]
    "O . . . that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about,
    Would bear thee from the knowledge of thyself.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sentenced to have his ears clipped."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To curtail; to cut short.  [1913 Webster]
    "All my reports go with the modest truth;
    No more nor clipped, but so.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "In London they clip their words after one manner about the court, another in the city, and a third in the suburbs."  [1913 Webster]
clipv. i. 
     To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it.  [1913 Webster]
    "Straight flies as chek, and clips it down the wind."  [1913 Webster]
clipn. 
  •  An embrace.  Sir P. Sidney.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A cutting; a shearing.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing, clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A rapid gait.  Kipling.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

clip, n. & v.
--n.
1 a device for holding things together or for attachment to an object as a marker, esp. a paper-clip or a device worked by a spring.
2 a piece of jewellery fastened by a clip.
3 a set of attached cartridges for a firearm.
--v.tr. (clipped, clipping)
1 fix with a clip.
2 grip tightly.
3 surround closely.

Idiom
clip-on attached by a clip.
clip, v. & n.
--v.tr. (clipped, clipping)
1 cut with shears or scissors, esp. cut short or trim (hair, wool, etc.).
2 trim or remove the hair or wool of (a person or animal).
3 colloq. hit smartly.
4 a omit (a letter etc.) from a word. b omit letters or syllables of (words pronounced).
5 Brit. remove a small piece of (a ticket) to show that it has been used.
6 cut (an extract) from a newspaper etc.
7 sl. swindle, rob.
8 pare the edge of (a coin).
--n.
1 an act of clipping, esp. shearing or hair-cutting.
2 colloq. a smart blow, esp. with the hand.
3 a short sequence from a motion picture.
4 the quantity of wool clipped from a sheep, flock, etc.
5 colloq. speed, esp. rapid.

Idiom
clip-joint sl. a club etc. charging exorbitant prices. clip a person's wings prevent a person from pursuing ambitions or acting effectively.
Derivative
clippable adj.
Etymology
ME f. ON klippa, prob. imit.

THESAURUS

clip

abbreviate, abridge, abscind, abstract, adhere to, amputate, annihilate, articulate, attach, ball the jack, ban, bang, bar, barrel, bash, bat, batten, batten down, bear, beating, belt, biff, bilk, bit, bite, bleed, bleed white, blow, bob, boil down, bolt, bonk, boom, bosom, bowl along, box, breeze, breeze along, broach, brush, buckle, butt, button, capsulize, career, cheat, cherish, chip, chop, chunk, clap, clasp, cleat, cleave to, clench, clinch, cling, cling to, clipping, clobber, clout, clump, clutch, coldcock, collop, compress, condense, contract, crack, crop, crumb, cuff, cull, curtail, cut, cut along, cut away, cut back, cut down, cut off, cut off short, cut out, cut short, cutting, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, dig, diminish, dint, dock, dollop, dovetail, drub, drubbing, drumming, elide, eliminate, embosom, embrace, end, enfold, entertain, enucleate, epitomize, eradicate, except, excerpt, excise, exclude, exploit, extinguish, extirpate, extract, fasten, fastener, fetch, fetch a blow, fix, fleece, fleet, flit, fly, fly low, fondle, foot, foreshorten, foster, fragment, freeze to, fusillade, gait, go fast, gob, gobbet, gouge, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, hang on, hang on to, harbor, hasp, have, have and hold, highball, hinge, hit, hit a clip, hitch, hold, hold fast, hold on, hold on to, hold tight, hold up, hook, hug, hunk, interval, isolate, jab, jam, joint, keep, keep hold of, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock off, knock out, latch, let have it, lick, lock, lop, lower, lump, make knots, mark down, miter, modicum, moiety, morsel, mortise, mow, mutilate, nail, never let go, nip, nurse, nurture, outstrip the wind, overcharge, overprice, overtax, pace, pare, paring, part, particle, paste, peel, peg, pelt, pick out, piece, pin, plunk, poke, poll, pollard, portion, pound, pour it on, press, profiteer, progress, prune, punch, rabbet, rap, rasher, rate, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, retrench, rip, rivet, rook, root out, rule out, scarf, scoop, scorch, scrap, screw, section, segment, set apart, set aside, sew, shard, shave, shaving, shear, shiver, shorten, shred, sizzle, skewer, skim, skin, skive, slam, slash, slice, sliver, slog, slug, smack, smash, smite, smithereen, snack, snap, snatch, snip, snippet, snub, soak, sock, speed, splinter, squeeze, stamp out, staple, step, stick, stick to, sting, stitch, storm along, stride, strike, strike at, strike off, strip, strip off, stroke, stump, stunt, sum up, summarize, surcharge, swat, sweep, swindle, swing, swipe, synopsize, tack, take in, take off, take out, tatter, tattoo, tear, tear along, telescope, thump, thunder along, thwack, toggle, travel, tread, treasure, treasure up, trim, truncate, victimize, wallop, wedge, whack, wham, whisk, whiz, whop, wipe out, yerk, zing, zip, zipper, zoom

ROGET THESAURUS

clip

Shortness

VB be short, render short, shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce, compress, epitomize, retrench, cut short, obtruncate, scrimp, cut, chop up, hack, hew, cut down, pare down, clip, dock, lop, prune, shear, shave, mow, reap, crop, snub, truncate, pollard, stunt, nip, check the growth of, foreshorten (in drawing).

Motion

N motion, movement, move, going, unrest, stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir, evolution, kinematics, telekinesis, step, rate, pace, tread, stride, gait, port, footfall, cadence, carriage, velocity, angular velocity, clip, progress, locomotion, journey, voyage, transit, restlessness, mobility, movableness, motive power, laws of motion, mobilization, moving, in motion, transitional, motory, motive, shifting, movable, mobile, mercurial, unquiet, restless, nomadic, erratic, under way, on the move, on the wing, on the tramp, on the march, eppur si muove, es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille, sich ein Charakter in dem Strom der Welt.

Impulse

N impulse, sudden thought, impromptu, improvisation, inspiration, flash, spurt, improvisatore, creature of impulse, extemporaneous, impulsive, indeliberate, snap, improvised, improvisate, improvisatory, unpremeditated, unmeditated, improvise, unprompted, unguided, natural, unguarded, spontaneous, instinctive, extempore, extemporaneously, offhand, impromptu, a limproviste, improviso, on the spur of the moment, on the spur of the occasion, impulse, impulsion, impetus, momentum, push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost, throw, explosion, propulsion, percussion, concussion, collision, occursion, clash, encounter, cannon, carambole, appulse, shock, crash, bump, impact, elan, charge, beating, blow, dint, stroke, knock, tap, rap, slap, smack, pat, dab, fillip, slam, bang, hit, whack, thwack, cuff, squash, dowse, swap, whap, punch, thump, pelt, kick, punce, calcitration, ruade, arietation, cut, thrust, lunge, yerk, carom, carrom, clip, jab, plug, sidewinder, sidewipe, sideswipe, hammer, sledge hammer, mall, maul, mallet, flail, ram, rammer, battering ram, monkey, pile-driving engine, punch, bat, cant hook, cudgel, ax, dynamics, seismometer, accelerometer, earthquake detector, impelling, impulsive, impellent, booming, dynamic, dynamical, impelled, a hit, a very palpable hit.


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