American English

Definition of clip noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] (often in compounds) a small metal or plastic object used for holding things together or in place a hair clip toe clips on a bicycle see also bicycle clip, paper clip
  2. 2[countable] a short part of a movie that is shown separately Here is a clip from her latest movie.
  3. 3[countable] a set of bullets in a metal container that is placed in or attached to a gun for firing
  4. 4[singular] the act of cutting something to make it shorter He gave the hedge a clip.
  5. Idioms
    $5, $100, etc. a clip
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    used to talk about how much each one of an item costs The tickets are going for $5 a clip.
    at a fast, good, steady, etc. clip
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    quickly Land prices will rise at a healthy clip.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: clip