Definition Of clip


a device, typically flexible or worked by a spring, for holding an object or objects together or in place.

The clips , bonded together in rows of 50, like gun nails, prevent tangling and make installation fast and productive.

a quick or glancing blow.

you need a clip on the jaw

a specified speed or rate of movement, especially when rapid.

we crossed the dance floor at a fast clip

an act of clipping or trimming something.

I gave him a full clip

cut short or trim (hair, wool, nails, or vegetation) with shears or scissors.

clipping the hedge

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Example Of clip

  • a film clip

  • a gilt clip fastened her hair

  • A good time to clip a holly hedge into shape is in the early spring (it can also be lightly clipped in late summer), just before the new season's growth emerges.

  • a local agent will arrange for the clip to be sold at auction

  • A potter's needle or a bent paper clip is used to trace around the leaf.

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