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pronunciation:
klIp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device that holds, grasps, or fastens, as a paper clip or hair clip.
synonyms:
fastener
similar words:
barrette, clasp, grip, hasp, paper clip, pin, staple
definition 2: a device holding several bullets that is inserted into a gun; cartridge clip.
synonyms:
cartridge clip
definition 3: a piece of jewelry attached by a fastening clip.
a diamond clip
synonyms:
brooch
similar words:
pin, tie clasp
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: clipped, clipping, clips
definition 1: to hold together or attach by means of a clip.
Clip their papers together.Clip the wire to a terminal.
synonyms:
attach, fasten
similar words:
grip, pin, staple
definition 2: in U.S. football, to block illegally from behind.
similar words:
block
Word Builder: kinds of clips
  • paperclip:
    a clip for holding pieces of paper together
  • hair clip:
    a clip for holding hair in place.
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