- an individual rootstock of a plant, especially of the lily of the valley: This low-growing perennial forms dense clumps from its slender pips.
- a portion of the rootstock or root of several other plants: The peony's pips are those budlike growths at the top of the tuber.
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verb (used without object), pipped, pip·ping.
verb (used with object), pipped, pip·ping.
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verb (used with object), pipped, pip·ping.British Slang.
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Example sentences from the Web for pip
Reddit has slightly pipped Twitter as a way for Reach’s brands to source stories, especially on its brands The Daily Star, whose audience is partial to the more bonkers, often animal-focussed stories.‘Core to the identity of the internet’: How publishers are using Reddit to brand build and drive awareness|Lucinda Southern|October 6, 2020|Digiday
PIPS took effect in May 2018, the same month that GDPR finally took effect.Inside China’s unexpected quest to protect data privacy|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Twenty feet away was another nest of the same species, which held three young just hatched and two pipped eggs.
It's about there we shall probably get pipped on the post, brother of mine.With Haig on the Somme|D. H. Parry
The favorite got up in the last stride an pipped the outsider by a short head, eh, what?The Message|Louis Tracy
Seemed to think that because a fellow had been pipped once he was helpless for evermore.The Disturbing Charm|Berta Ruck
There are two young birds and one little speckled egg, just pipped.Wake-Robin|John Burroughs
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- a spot or single device, such as a spade, diamond, heart, or club on a playing card
- any of the spots on dice or dominoes
verb pips, pipping or pipped
- (intr) to chirp; peep
- to pierce (the shell of its egg) while hatching