verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.
verb (used without object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.
- clinton, william jefferson,
- clip art,
- clip bond,
- clip forceps,
- clip joint,
- clip on
Origin of clip1
verb (used with or without object), clipped, clip·ping.
Origin of clip2
Examples from the Web for clip
In this clip, a teenage Minaj gets heated and throws a phone in a play rehearsal during her tenure at LaGuardia High School.
Check out a clip from this exclusive interview with SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace at the 2014 Savannah Film Festival.Who Is Joe Manganiello? Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé on the Value of Hard Work|The Daily Beast Video|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The clip received heaps of Internet criticism after it went viral, and has since been pulled down from state channels.Hitler is Huge in Thailand: Chicken Joints, T-Shirts, and A Govt.-Issued Propaganda Video|Marlow Stern|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the clip, Julie claims she lost her doctor and her premiums became unaffordable as a result of Obamacare.The Strangest, Cheesiest, Most Brazenly False Political Ads of 2014|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But like the phoenix, he has risen in the form of a 2:11, horribly produced YouTube clip.
It weighs only twenty-five and a half pounds and a clip of forty-seven rounds can be fired in four seconds.Italy at War and the Allies in the West|E. Alexander Powell
Clip whirled around, as though he would make off without another word.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
He will make your life a torment to you and clip every ring of gold that at length you wring out of his grip.Moon of Israel|H. Rider Haggard
Thus, in Fig. 2937 is shown at a a clip requiring to be bent to the shape at b.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
Thus one grades the mohair to some extent on the farm, and he has a better idea of what the clip should bring.Practical Angora Goat Raising|C. P. Bailey
verb clips, clipping or clipped (mainly tr)
- to restrict someone's freedom
- to thwart someone's ambition
Word Origin for clip
verb clips, clipping or clipped (tr)
Word Origin for clip
"to cut or sever with a sharp instrument," c.1200, from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse klippa, Swedish klippa, Danish klippe "clip, shear, cut") probably echoic. Related: Clipped; clipping.
Meaning "to pronounce short" is from 1520s. The verb has a long association with shady activities, originally especially in reference to cutting or shaving metal from coins (c.1400), but later extended to swindles from the sense "to shear sheep," hence clip-joint "place that overcharges outrageously" (1933, American English, a term from Prohibition). To clip (someone's) wings figuratively (1590s) is from the method of preventing a captive bird from flying.
"fasten, hold together by pressure," also (mostly archaic) "to embrace," from Old English clyppan "to embrace, clasp; surround; prize, honor, cherish;" related to Old Frisian kleppa "to embrace, love," Old High German klaftra, German klafter "fathom" (on notion of outstretched arms). Also cf. Lithuanian glebys "armful," globiu "to embrace, support." Meaning "to fasten, bind" is early 14c. Meaning "to fasten with clips" is from 1902. Related: Clipped; clipping. Original sense of the verb is preserved in U.S. football clipping penalty.
"something for attaching or holding," mid-14c., probably from clip (v.2). Meaning "receptacle containing several cartridges for a repeating firearm" is from 1901. Meaning "piece of jewelry fastened by a clip" is from 1937. This is also the source of paper clip (1854). Old English had clypp "an embrace."
mid-15c., "shears," from clip (v.1). Meaning "act of clipping" is from 1825, originally of sheep-shearing, later of haircuts. Meaning "rate of speed" is 1867 (cf. clipper). Meaning "an extract from a movie" is from 1958.