Definition of clip :
1. A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip.
2. A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc.
3. A cutting; a shearing.
4. A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing.
5. A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing, clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc.
6. A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; - called also toe clip and beak.
7. A rapid gait.
8. An embrace.
9. An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree.
10. The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool.
11. To curtail; to cut short.
12. To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin.
13. To embrace, hence; to encompass.
14. To move swiftly; - usually with indefinite it.
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fastener (part of speech: noun)
hasp, cotter, brace, knitting, stay, anchor, bracket, nail, glue, hinge, spike, vinculum, lace, hitch, snap, tie, link, belt, paste, grapnel, hook, cinch, medium, coupling, stitch, fastening, middleman, guy, cleat, fuse, rivet, staple, thread, suture, clasp, connector, string, band, agent, chain, buckle, weld, seal, pin, catch, braid, lock, clamp, twine, hawser, rabbet, binding, ligament, clinch, mediator, brad, cincture, fastener, latch, bonding, splice, zipper, closure, binder, bolt, skewer, tack, strap, knot, mucilage, bond, vise, button, go-between, cement
diminish (part of speech: verb)
deflate, bob, compact, abbreviate, compress, dwindle, decrease, pare, contract, decrement, nip, diminish, lighten, erode, prune, concentrate, truncate, minimize, trim, reduce, downgrade, taper, lessen, shrink, condense, shorten, deplete, abridge, weed, shave
reject (part of speech: verb)
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shorten (part of speech: verb)
subtract (part of speech: verb)
- " From being a seemingly harmless group whose emblem was originally a brass paper clip fastened in the coat lapel it has developed by rapid strides. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
- We can now move the clip on the B- batteries so as to bring the current in this circuit back to its original value. - "Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son", John Mills.
- I considered it not much of a clip, and thought that in three days at the most I would be back with my company. - "A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry", Julian Wisner Hinkley.