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Definition of "clip" []

  • To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears: clip coupons; clipped three seconds off the record. (verb-transitive)
  • To make shorter by cutting; trim: clip a hedge. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut off the edge of: clip a coin. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut short; curtail. (verb-transitive)
  • To shorten (a word or words) by leaving out letters or syllables. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clip" in a sentence
  • "It had a ground wire with a clip and I would attach the clip  to the rail of my bed."
  • "Suspend, Permit clipboard = clip = clipboard loop, 10 send {tab} {enter} {control down} {c} {control up} clipwait, 30 if clipboard \% clip\% break if clipboard \% clip\% spellkeys = clipboard"
  • "But the McCain clip is another example of how a throw-away line at a campaign pit-stop can live on and on online."