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clip 1

 (klĭp)
v. clipped, clip·ping, clips
v.tr.
1. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears: clip coupons; clipped three seconds off the record.
2. To make shorter by cutting; trim: clip a hedge.
3. To cut off the edge of: clip a coin.
4. To cut short; curtail.
5.
a. To shorten (a word or words) by leaving out letters or syllables.
b. To enunciate with clarity and precision: clip one's words.
6. Informal To hit with a sharp blow: clipped me under the eye.
7. Football To block (an opponent) illegally from the rear.
8. Sports To hit or kick (the ball) in a certain direction.
9. Slang To cheat, swindle, or rob.
v.intr.
1. To cut something.
2. Informal To move rapidly.
n.
1. The act of clipping.
2. Something clipped off, especially:
a. The wool shorn at one shearing, as of sheep.
b. A season's shearing.
3. A short extract from a movie or television program.
4. Informal A quick sharp blow: a clip on the ear.
5. Football An illegal block from the rear.
6. Informal A pace or rate: go at a fast clip.
7. A single occasion; a time: could write nine pages at a clip.
8. clips A pair of shears or clippers.

[Middle English clippen, from Old Norse klippa.]

clip 2

 (klĭp)
n.
1. Any of various devices for gripping or holding things together; a clasp or fastener.
2. A piece of jewelry that fastens with a clasp or clip, such as an earring or a brooch.
3. A cartridge clip.
tr.v. clipped, clip·ping, clips
1. To fasten with or as if with a clip; hold tightly.
2. Archaic To embrace or encompass.

[Middle English, hook, from clippen, to clasp, embrace, from Old English clyppan.]

clipped

(klɪpt)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) (of speech or voice) abrupt and distinct

clipped

(klɪpt)

adj.
characterized by quick, terse, clear enunciation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clipped - cut or trimmed by clipping; "a handsome man with a clipped moustache"; "clipped hedges"; "close-clipped lawns"; "a clipped poodle"
trimmed, cut - made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
2.clipped - (of speech) having quick short sounds; "a clipped upper-class accent"
short - primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"
Translations

clipped

[klɪpt] ADJ [accent] → entrecortado; [style] → sucinto; [hair] → corto

clipped

adj accentabgehackt; clipped formKurzform f

clipped

[klɪpt] adj in a clipped voicescandendo bene le sillabe
References in classic literature ?
To this Dona Rodriguez, who was present, made answer, "My lady the duchess has duennas in her service that might be countesses if it was the will of fortune; 'but laws go as kings like;' let nobody speak ill of duennas, above all of ancient maiden ones; for though I am not one myself, I know and am aware of the advantage a maiden duenna has over one that is a widow; but 'he who clipped us has kept the scissors.
AN EAGLE was once captured by a man, who immediately clipped his wings and put him into his poultry-yard with the other birds, at which treatment the Eagle was weighed down with grief.
His bulging hawk eyes were frozen, and his open mouth under his clipped moustache was full of snow.