- clipclip1 [klip]vt.clipped, clipping [ME clippen < ON klippa]1. to cut or cut off with shears or scissors2. to cut (an item) out of (a newspaper, magazine, etc.)3.a) to cut shortb) to shorten by omitting syllables, letters, etc.4. to cut the hair of5. to cut off the edge of (coins)6. Informal to hit or punch with a quick, sharp blow☆ 7. Slang to cheat or swindle, esp. by overchargingvi.1. to clip something2. to move rapidlyn.1. an act or instance of clipping2. a thing clipped; specif., the amount of wool clipped from sheep at one time or in one season3. a rapid pace4. Film, TVFilm TV a sequence of film, videotape, etc., as a short selection taken from a longer feature or a brief piece inserted in a newscast5. Informal a quick, sharp blow6. CLIPPED FORM——————at a clip or at one clipInformal on one particular occasion; at one particular timeclip2 [klip]vi., vt.clipped, clipping [ME clippen < OE clyppan, to embrace < IE * gleb- < base * gel-: see CLIMB]1. to fasten with a clip or clips2. Now Chiefly Dial. to hug; embrace closely☆ 3. Football to block (an opponent who is not carrying the ball) from behind: an illegal actn.1. any of various devices that clip or fasten things together, grip or hold something, etc.2. CARTRIDGE CLIP3. Obs. an embrace☆ 4. Football an act of clipping
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.