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pip

noun uk   /pɪp/ us  

pip noun (SEED)

[C] UK (US seed) one of the small seeds of a fruit such as an apple or an orange
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Fruits and seeds and their parts

pip noun (SOUND)

[C usually plural] mainly UK a short, high sound, especially one of a series: She turned on the radio and heard the five o'clock pips.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact

pip

verb [T] uk   /pɪp/ (-pp-) UK informal us  
to beat someone either by a very small amount or right at the end of a competition: I got through to the final interview, but I was pipped at the post (= in the final stage) by a candidate with better qualifications.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeatedWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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