Synonyms of clip in English:

Share this entry

clip 1

noun

  • 1 a briefcase clip
    fastener, clasp, hasp, catch, hook, buckle, lock
  • 2 a mother-of-pearl clip
  • 3 his clip was empty
    magazine, cartridge, cylinder
  • verb

    Back to top  
  • 1 he clipped the pages together
    fasten, attach, fix, join;
  • Definition of clip in:

    Share this entry

     

    Synonyms of clip in English:

    Share this entry

    clip 2

    verb

  • 1 I clipped the hedge
    trim, prune, cut, snip, shorten, crop, shear, pare;
    lop;
    neaten, shape
  • 2 clip the coupon below
    remove, cut out, snip out, tear out, detach
  • 3 his trailer clipped a parked van
    hit, strike, touch, graze, glance off, run into
  • 4 Mom clipped his ear
  • noun

    Back to top  
  • 1 I gave the dog a clip
  • 2 a film clip
    extract, excerpt, snippet, cutting, fragment;
  • 3 informal a clip to the ear
    smack, cuff, slap
    informalclout, whack, wallop, sock
  • 4 informal the truck went at a good clip
    speed, rate, pace, velocity
    informallick
  • Phrases

    clip someone's wings

    1
    if you try to clip her wings, neither one of you will ever be happy
    restrict someone's freedom, impose limits on, keep under control, stand in the way of;
    obstruct, impede, frustrate, thwart, fetter, hamstring, handcuff

    Definition of clip in:

    Share this entry

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources