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clip

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclipclip1 /klΙͺp/ ●●○ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 for fastening [countable]D a small metal or plastic object that holds or fastens things together πŸ”Š The wire is held on with a metal clip. πŸ”Š a wad of money in a gold clip β†’ Bulldog clip, paperclip2 film [countable]AMF a short part of a film or television programme that is shown by itself, especially as an advertisement πŸ”Š clips from the new James Bond film3 gun [countable]PMW a container for bullets which passes them quickly into the gun so that they can be fired4 β†’ at a good/rapid/fast etc clip5 cut [singular] British EnglishCUT the act of cutting something to make it shorter or tidier πŸ”Š I gave the hedge a clip.6 β†’ a clip round the ear/earhole7 newspaper [countable]TCN an article that is cut from a newspaper or magazine for a particular reason8 β†’ $100/50 cents etc a clip
Examples from the Corpus
clipβ€’ A friend sent me a clip from the Boston Globe.β€’ I saw a clip from the new Michael Douglas movie on TV last night.β€’ The world overflows with these rifles and their banana clips.β€’ They showed a few clips from Mel Gibson's new movie.β€’ The spring-loaded clips of looseleaf folders snap shut with a noise like revolver shots.β€’ Fasten the microphone clip to your shirt.β€’ The committee also is establishing an Inaugural Channel with up-to-the-minute news and multimedia clips on the inauguration.β€’ a paper clipβ€’ Sherman thinks the economy is growing at roughly a 2 percent clip, a slow, but not a worrisome pace.β€’ Some smashing clips were sabotaged by the usual sloppy Watchmaker research.β€’ The police have released a video clip of the attack.β€’ The sound and video clips included, though, are first rate, both in quality and variety.β€’ The new software makes it possible to cut and paste sound or video clips from one application to another.
clipclip2 ●●○ verb (clipped, clipping) πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 fasten [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]FASTEN/DO UP to fasten something together or to be fastened together using a clipclip something into/onto etc something πŸ”Š A microphone was clipped to his tie. πŸ”Š a stack of bills clipped together2 cut [transitive]CUT to cut small amounts of something in order to make it tidier πŸ”Š The hedges had just been clipped.3 cut from newspaper [transitive always + adverb/preposition]CUT to cut an article or picture from a newspaper, magazine etcclip something out of/from something πŸ”Š a cartoon clipped from a Minneapolis newspaper4 hit [transitive]HIT/BUMP INTO to hit something quickly at an angle, often by accident πŸ”Š A truck swerved and clipped a parked car.5 reduce [transitive]REDUCE to slightly reduce an amount, quantity etc – used in news reportsclip something off/from something πŸ”Š Gunnell clipped a second off the world record.6 β†’ clip somebody’s wings7 β†’ clip somebody round the ear/earhole8 ticket [transitive]TT British English to make a hole in a bus or train ticket to show that it has been used syn punch American English9 β†’ clip your wordsβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
clipβ€’ John once again had his wings clipped.β€’ I only had some teeth that clipped in, and I messed with my hair.β€’ When Travel Weekly comes in the mail, I can clip the stories I want to file.β€’ The outer is then draped over and clipped to the base of inner.β€’ The remote control was clipped to the sun visor and he pressed the button.β€’ Review: I sought these out, because the coupon I had clipped touted a cooking method on the grill.clipped togetherβ€’ His task was made easier by the fact that the papers were clipped together in small bundles.clip something out of/from somethingβ€’ Inspired, I clipped it out of the paper and taped it to my bedroom door.β€’ Kate regularly saves up to $7 with coupons she's clipped from the paper.clip something off/from somethingβ€’ Lewis clipped a second off the world record.
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Verb table
clip
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyclip
he, she, itclips
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyclipped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave clipped
he, she, ithas clipped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad clipped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill clip
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have clipped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam clipping
he, she, itis clipping
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you, we, theyare clipping
Past
I, he, she, itwas clipping
you, we, theywere clipping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been clipping
he, she, ithas been clipping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been clipping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be clipping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been clipping
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