clip

clip
1 noun
1 FOR FASTENING (C) a small metal or plastic object for holding or fastening things together: Fasten the microphone clip to your shirt front. | hair clip (=a piece of metal or plastic for keeping hair in the right place)
-see also: bulldog-clip, paperclip
2 CUT (singular) a process in which you make something shorter or tidier by cutting it: I'll have to give that hedge a clip.
3 FILM (C) a short part of a film that is shown by itself: Clips from Mel Gibson's new movie
4 a clip round the ear/earhole BrE informal a short blow on the side of someone's head
5 GUN (C) a container for bullets which passes them rapidly into the gun so that they can be fired
6 NEWSPAPER (C) an article that is cut from a newspaper or magazine for a particular reason
7 $100/50 cents etc a clip AmE informal if things cost $100, 50 cents etc a clip, they cost that amount of money each
8 at a good/fair etc clip quickly: Traffic was going by at a fair clip.
9 WOOL (C) AustrE, NZE the total amount of wool that is taken from a group of sheep at one time
2 verb clipped, clipping
1 FASTEN (intransitive always + adv/prep, transitive) to fasten something together or to be fastened together using a clip 1 (1): clip sth into/onto/together etc: The invoices had been carefully clipped together.
(+ on/to etc): The keys will clip onto your belt.
2 CUT (T) to cut small amounts of something in order to make it tidier: clipping the hedge
3 CUT FROM NEWSPAPER (transitive always + adv/prep) to cut an article or picture from newspaper, magazine etc: clip sth out of/from: Elsa clipped the article out of the evening paper.
4 HIT (T) to hit the surface of something quickly but hard: The bullet clipped the car's side mirror.
5 REDUCE (T) to slightly reduce an amount, quantity etc: Gunnell clipped a second off the world record.
6 clip sb's wings to restrict someone's freedom, activities, or power: Getting married has really clipped his wings.
7 clip sb round the ear/earhole BrE informal to hit someone quickly on the side of the head
8 TICKET (T) to make a hole in a bus or train ticket to show that it has been used
9 clip your words to say words in a quick, short, and not very friendly way

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • clip — clip …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Clip — may refer to: In holding devices: Clip (ammunition), a device for storing multiple rounds together as a unit Sometimes confused with magazine (firearms) Paper clip, a device for holding several sheets of paper together Binder clip, a device used… …   Wikipedia

  • clip — s. videoclip. (clip publicitar.) Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  clip s. n., pl. clípuri Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CLIP clipuri n. Film scurt video, care ilustrează o melodie. /<fr. clip Trimis …   Dicționar Român

  • clip — clip1 [klip] vt. clipped, clipping [ME clippen < ON klippa] 1. to cut or cut off with shears or scissors 2. to cut (an item) out of (a newspaper, magazine, etc.) 3. a) to cut short b) to shorten …   English World dictionary

  • Clip — (kl[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clipped} (kl[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clipping}.] [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, kl[=y]pa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clip — Clip, n. 1. An embrace. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. A cutting; a shearing. [1913 Webster] 3. The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season s crop of wool. [1913 Webster] 4. A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc. [1913 Webster] 5.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clip-on — adj. having a clip as the means of attachment; as, clip on earrings; a clip on bow tie. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clip-on — may refer to: Clip on tie, a bow tie or necktie that is fixed to the front of the shirt collar by a metal clip Clip on lens, a dark sunglasses lens that can be clipped onto corrective eyewear Clip on, a type of motorcycle handlebar This… …   Wikipedia

  • Clip — bezeichnet: Videoclip, allgemein kurze Filme bzw. audiovisuelle Sequenzen einen Kurzfilm, der ein Musikstück filmisch umsetzt, siehe Musikvideo in der Drucktechnik einen Stapel Blätter in einem Nutzen, siehe Nutzen (Drucktechnik) das englische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Clip — Sm Ohrgehänge erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt in der Sprache der Mode aus ne. clip, das zu dem Verb ne. to clip festklemmen gehört.    Ebenso nndl. clip, ne. clip, nfrz. clips, nschw. clips, nnorw. klips. ✎ Rey Debove/Gagnon (1988),… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • clip — Ⅰ. clip [1] ► NOUN 1) a flexible or spring loaded device for holding an object or objects together or in place. 2) a piece of jewellery that can be fastened on to a garment with a clip. 3) a metal holder containing cartridges for an automatic… …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”