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clip

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[ klip ]
/ klɪp /
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verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or (Literary) clipt, clip·ping.
verb (used without object), clipped, clipped or (Literary) clipt, clip·ping.
noun
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Origin of clip

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First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English clippen, cleppen, from Old Norse klippa “to clip, cut”

OTHER WORDS FROM clip

clip·pa·ble, adjective

Other definitions for clip (2 of 2)

clip2
[ klip ]
/ klɪp /

noun
verb (used with or without object), clipped, clip·ping.

Origin of clip

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First recorded before 900; Middle English clippen, cluppen, cleppen “to embrace, grasp, hold,” Old English clyppan “to embrace, clasp, cherish”; cognate with Old Frisian kleppa
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British Dictionary definitions for clip (1 of 2)

clip1
/ (klɪp) /

verb clips, clipping or clipped (mainly tr)
noun

Derived forms of clip

clippable, adjective

Word Origin for clip

C12: from Old Norse klippa to cut; related to Low German klippen

British Dictionary definitions for clip (2 of 2)

clip2
/ (klɪp) /

noun
any of various small implements used to hold loose articles together or to attach one article to another
an article of jewellery that can be clipped onto a dress, hat, etc
the pointed flange on a horseshoe that secures it to the front part of the hoof
verb clips, clipping or clipped (tr)
to hold together tightly, as with a clip
archaic, or dialect to embrace

Word Origin for clip

Old English clyppan to embrace; related to Old Frisian kleppa, Lithuanian glebiu
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Medical definitions for clip

clip
[ klĭp ]

n.
A fastener used in surgery to hold skin or other tissue in position or to control hemorrhage.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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