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English noun: clip

1. clip (artifact) a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun

Synonymscartridge clip, cartridge holder, magazine

Broader (hypernym)supply chamber

Narrower (hyponym)pincurl clip

Part meronymgun

2. clip (event) an instance or single occasion for some event

SamplesThis time he succeeded.
He called four times.
He could do ten at a clip.


Broader (hypernym)case, example, instance

3. clip (artifact) any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together

Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

Narrower (hyponym)alligator clip, bicycle clip, bulldog clip, gem clip, hair slide, paper clip, paperclip, trouser clip

4. clip (artifact) an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress

Broader (hypernym)jewellery, jewelry

5. clip (act) the act of clipping or snipping

Synonymsclipping, snip

Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting, cutting off

Narrower (hyponym)nip, pinch

6. clip (act) a sharp slanting blow

SamplesHe gave me a clip on the ear.

Broader (hypernym)blow

English verb: clip

1. clip (contact) sever or remove by pinching or snipping

SamplesNip off the flowers.

Synonymsnip, nip off, snip, snip off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

2. clip (motion) run at a moderately swift pace

Synonymsjog, trot

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)run

3. clip (contact) attach with a clip

SamplesClip the papers together.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)attach


4. clip (contact) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

SamplesDress the plants in the garden.

Synonymscrop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)thin out

Narrower (hyponym)disbud, pinch, poll, pollard, shear, top

5. clip (change) terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent

SamplesMy speech was cut short.
Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries.

Synonymscurtail, cut short

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)shorten

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