Related formsclip·ping·ly, adverb
Definition for clipping (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 clipping (3 of 3)
verb (used with or without object), clipped, clip·ping.
Origin of clip2
Examples from the Web for clipping
It was the same kind of clipping that you do yourself every week, except that only a small piece of only one nail was clipped.
Everyone ascends via the same route, clipping into ropes stitched up the mountainside—six miles of it—all the way to the top.Mount Everest Suffers From Too Many Climbers and Deteriorating Conditions|Nick Heil|May 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Meghan: If you run for president, people are going to be clipping your answers all the time.
Gardeners were clipping the trees to a point or into an elliptical shape.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5|Theophile Gautier
I had simply asked the clipping bureau to send me one hundred horrors and I had got them.Courts and Criminals|Arthur Train
Then he looked at me, drumming with his fingers over the spot where the clipping lay.My Actor-Husband|Anonymous
Grass grew in the gravel-walks, the flowers in the garden hung their heads, the foliage was sadly in need of clipping.The Ordeal of Elizabeth|Elizabeth Von Arnim
So when he asked Bronson what he was going to do, Bronson read the clipping in his hand aloud.Van Bibber and Others|Richard Harding Davis
British Dictionary definitions for clipping (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for clipping (2 of 3)
verb clips, clipping or clipped (mainly tr)
- to restrict someone's freedom
- to thwart someone's ambition