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Definition of pip verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pip

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pip
BrE BrE//pɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪp//
 
he / she / it pips
BrE BrE//pɪps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪps//
 
past simple pipped
BrE BrE//pɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪpt//
 
past participle pipped
BrE BrE//pɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪpt//
 
-ing form pipping
BrE BrE//ˈpɪpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪpɪŋ//
 
Athletics
 
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(pipping, pipped) pip somebody (British English, informal) to beat somebody in a race, competition, etc. by only a small amount or at the last moment She pipped her rival for the gold medal. He was pipped at/to the post for the top award. See related entries: Athletics Word Originverb late 19th cent.: from the noun pip.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pip

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