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pronunciation:
klIp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: clipped, clipping, clips
definition 1: to cut off, cut out, or trim, as by scissors or trimmers.
He clipped an article from a magazine.Please clip the hedge.
synonyms:
cut, trim
similar words:
crop, mow, nip, pare, prune, shave, shear, snip
definition 2: to cut short; put an end to.
synonyms:
curtail, cut
similar words:
end, nip, shorten, truncate
definition 3: to pronounce precisely and rapidly, leaving out some sounds.
definition 4: (informal) to hit sharply and quickly.
He clipped me on the ear.
synonyms:
hit, knock
similar words:
jab, punch, slap, smack, strike, swat
definition 5: (slang) to swindle.
synonyms:
cheat, con, fleece, swindle
similar words:
bilk, burn, defraud, diddle, dupe, gull, gyp, mulct, rook, skin, soak
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cut off, cut out, or trim something.
The barber was clipping swiftly.
synonyms:
cut
similar words:
shear, snip
definition 2: to move at a fast rate.
They clipped along in their new car.
synonyms:
fly, race, speed, tear
similar words:
barrel, bowl, bucket, dart, hightail it, rush, sail, shoot, sprint, streak, whip, whiz, zoom
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of clipping, or a single such cut.
synonyms:
clipping, cut, cutting
similar words:
cropping, paring, shaving, shearing, snipping, trim, trimming
definition 2: anything cut off in such manner.
a clip of hair
synonyms:
clipping, cutting, snip
similar words:
cut, paring, shaving, snippet, trimming
definition 3: (informal) a quick, sharp blow.
a clip on the chin
synonyms:
blow, hit
similar words:
knock, poke, punch, slap, smack, swat
definition 4: a fast rate of speed.
going at a frightening clip
synonyms:
rapidity, speed, velocity
similar words:
celerity, pace, rate, romp
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derivation: clippable (adj.)
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  • clippers:
    a tool for clipping.
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