clip ( clips plural & 3rd person present) ( clipping present participle) ( clipped past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A clip is a small device, usually made of metal or plastic, that is specially shaped for holding things together.
She took the clip out of her hair.
2 verb When you clip things together or when things clip together, you fasten them together using a clip or clips.
He clipped his safety belt to a fitting on the deck... V n to/on n
He clipped his cufflinks neatly in place. V n prep/adv
...an electronic pen which clips to the casing... V to n
His flashlight was still clipped to his belt. V-ed
3 n-count A clip from a film or a radio or television programme is a short piece of it that is broadcast separately.
oft n N, N from/of n
...a clip from the movie `Shane'.
4 verb If you clip something, you cut small pieces from it, especially in order to shape it.
I saw an old man out clipping his hedge... V n
5 verb If you clip something out of a newspaper or magazine, you cut it out.
Kids in his neighborhood clipped his picture from the newspaper and carried it around. V n from/out of n
6 verb If something clips something else, it hits it accidentally at an angle before moving off in a different direction.
The lorry clipped the rear of a tanker and then crashed into a second truck. V n
bulldog clip →
bulldog clip ( bulldog clips plural ) A bulldog clip is a metal clip with a spring lever that opens and closes two flat pieces of metal. It is used for holding papers together.
A clip-on object is designed to be fastened to something by means of a clip. adj ADJ n
...a clip-on tie., ...a clip-on light.
paper clip ( paper clips plural ) , paper-clip, paperclip A paper clip is a small piece of bent wire that is used to fasten papers together. n-count