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English definition of “clip”

clip

verb     /klɪp/ (present participle clipping, past tense and past participle clipped)
FASTEN [I, T] to fasten things together with a clip, or to be fastened in this way: Clip the microphone to the collar of your jacket.Fastening and tying
CUT [T] to cut small pieces from something: Jamie was outside clipping the hedge.Cutting and stabbing
HIT [T] to hit something quickly and lightly: The plane clipped a telephone line and crashed.Hitting against objects accidentally and colliding
(Definition of clip verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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