Definition for clipped (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.
verb (used without object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.
Origin of clip1
Related formsclip·pa·ble, adjective
Definition for clipped (3 of 3)
verb (used with or without object), clipped, clip·ping.
Origin of clip2
Examples from the Web for clipped
Denton, who speaks in the clipped cadence of the Oxford-educated Brit he is, has built quite a castle.The Gospel According to Nick Denton—What Next For The Gawker Founder?|Lloyd Grove|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bergdahl dialed out, leaned into the desk, and spoke to his contacts in code names and a clipped military shorthand.
But the people he clipped were mostly members of his own profession.
The cops had heard that he clipped people at everything, from golf to throwing quarters at a crack in the floor.
But “Studies show…” items can be clipped and pasted by… By people like me.P.J. on the Owl-Monkey Project and the Science of Chick Flicks|P. J. O’Rourke|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bryce clipped a cigar and held a lighted match while his father "smoked up."The Valley of the Giants|Peter B. Kyne
Revolt against staleness and clipped wings, against the terrible security of his too solid reputation, smote him.The Freelands|John Galsworthy
Common enough names, too, were clipped or contracted 145 in English fashion.Old New England Traits|Anonymous
A small bronze butterfly secured a square piece of paper with clipped corners to her dress.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
The gardens are quite open to the public and are set forth with clipped hedges, trees, and monumental stone work of no mean order.The Cathedrals of Northern France|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for clipped (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for clipped (2 of 3)
verb clips, clipping or clipped (mainly tr)
- to restrict someone's freedom
- to thwart someone's ambition