"clips" in the noun sense
1. cartridge holder, cartridge clip, clip, magazine
a metal frame or container holding cartridges can be inserted into an automatic gun
2. time, clip
an instance or single occasion for some event
"this time he succeeded"
"he called four times"
"he could do ten at a clip"
any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress
5. clip, clipping, snip
the act of clipping or snipping
a sharp slanting blow
"he gave me a clip on the ear"
"clips" in the verb sense
1. nip, nip off, clip, snip, snip off
sever or remove by pinching or snipping
"nip off the flowers"
2. trot, jog, clip
run at a moderately swift pace
attach with a clip
"clip the papers together"
4. snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back
cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
"dress the plants in the garden"
5. clip, curtail, cut short
terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
"My speech was cut short"
"Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
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