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English definition of “clip”

clip

noun  /klɪp/ us  

clip noun (FASTENER)

[C] a usually metal or plastic object used for fastening things together or holding them in position: Her long hair was held back with a hair clip.

clip noun (SPEED)

[U] infml a rate of speed: I drove home at a good clip.

clip noun (GUN PART)

[C] a container holding bullets and that is put into a gun

clip noun (CUT)

[C] a small piece of something [C] A clip is a short part of a film or video shown alone: a news clip

clip

verb  /klɪp/ (-pp-) us  

clip verb (CUT)

[T] to cut a piece from something larger or whole: She clipped the coupons out of the newspaper. He had his beard clipped.

clip verb (FASTEN)

[always + adv/prep] to fasten with a clip: [T] He had a beeper clipped to his belt.
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