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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.


Synonymstime


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


Antonymsunclip

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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