verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.
verb (used without object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.
Origin of clip1
verb (used with or without object), clipped, clip·ping.
Origin of clip2
Related Words for cliptrim, shave, prune, mow, snip, shear, knock, smack, whack, lower, cut, truncate, shorten, reduce, pare, crop, dock, decrease, slash, bob
Examples from the Web for clip
Contemporary Examples of clip
In this clip, a teenage Minaj gets heated and throws a phone in a play rehearsal during her tenure at LaGuardia High School.Nicki Minaj: High School Actress
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
December 30, 2014
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
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
December 10, 2014
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
But like the phoenix, he has risen in the form of a 2:11, horribly produced YouTube clip.Cliven Bundy’s Brokeback Mountain Moment
October 19, 2014
Historical Examples of clip
If I should be caught and brought back, they'd clip my wings and brand me for life.Captain Blood
All the mathematics 56 she needs is enough to count her sheep and figure her clip.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek
George W. Ogden
He felt the clip board being pushed into his hand, then glanced down.Decision
Frank M. Robinson
When I hooked him he started out to sea at a clip that smoked the line off my reel.Tales of Fishes
It's been comin' his way ever since he was big enough to clip a coupon.Shorty McCabe
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."