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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of clip.
  • adj. Having an end cut off; trimmed or cut back.
  • adj. With each word pronounced separately and distinctly.
  • adj. Circumcised.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. trimmed with clippers.
  • adj. staccato; -- contrasted with legato.
  • adj. effectively concise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Cut off by clipping; cut short: having the ends or edges cut off.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of speech) having quick short sounds
  • adj. cut or trimmed by clipping


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  • Somewhere in all my wanderings I've lost the original of this I clipped from a Sunday comics section.

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  • I have a tiny picture clipped from a magazine of a tarsier staring with its trademark surprised look at the camera with a big bug sticking out of its mouth.

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  • In coinmaking, the term used to describe an irregularly cut planchet. A clip can be straight or curved, depending upon where it was cut from the strip of metal.

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