1 clasp, fasten, fix, attach, hold, clinch; staple:
Please clip these papers together.
2 clasp, fastener:
That clip isn't strong enough to hold all these papers.
1 trim (off), lop (off), cut (off), crop, bob, snip:
The barber clipped my hair short. Roger has clipped two seconds off the record.
2 shorten, reduce, abbreviate, diminish, cut (short):
The film was clipped by fifteen minutes for television. In her rapid-fire way of speaking, she clipped each word.
3 strike, hit, punch, smack, box, cuff, whack, Colloq wallop, clout; Slang sock:
He was clipped on the jaw and knocked out.
4 cheat, swindle, bilk, overcharge, Slang rook:
They clipped him out of a week's wages. She was clipped for a ten per cent 'service fee'.
5 segment, interval, section, part, portion, extract, cutting, excerpt, cutting, bit, snippet, scrap, fragment:
We were shown a film clip of the cheese-making process.
6 blow, cuff, punch, hit, strike, smack, whack, box, Colloq wallop, clout; Slang sock:
She gave him a clip at the side of the head and he went down.
7 pace, rate, speed:
I was riding along at a good clip when my horse shied and I was thrown off.
1 used for holding things together
bulldog, crocodile, spring | bicycle, hair, nose, paper, suspender, tie
VERB + CLIP
fasten, put (in/on)
She put a clip in her hair. He put his bicycle clips on and set off.
| take off, undo, unfasten
CLIP + VERB
Paper clips held the picture in place.
2 small section from a film
brief, short | film, movie, video
VERB + CLIP
see | show
in a/the ~
You will see in this clip how well she acts.
| ~ from
a clip from a Sherlock Holmes movie
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