Hay 2 definiciones de clip en inglés:

clip1

Silabificación: clip

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  • 1A device, typically flexible or worked by a spring, for holding an object or objects together or in place.
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    • The clips, bonded together in rows of 50, like gun nails, prevent tangling and make installation fast and productive.
    • The pocket clip is reversible, spring loaded and adjustable for tension.
    • He undoes the clips and straps producing a sword that looks as though it were a slab of scrap metal.
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  • 1.1A clip used to hold paper currency.
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    • I've used these money clips for 30 years, getting a new one every eight to ten years.
    • When currency is removed from under the clip structure, a clip arm pivots.
    • Made of top-grain black leather, the ultra thin design and sleek brass clip keep a secure hold on your currency.
  • 1.2A piece of jewelry fastened by a clip.
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    • Placing diamanté clips and delicate barrettes add a sassy touch of glamour to hairstyles for the holiday.
    • Live roses had been picked from the garden and were entwined in the pattern, along with jewelled clips and silk ribbons.
    • I winced as they pulled and shaped, until my long curls were pulled into a low ponytail and a diamanté clip was attached.
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  • 1.3A metal holder containing cartridges for an automatic firearm.
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    • Unfortunately, the airdrop contained no heavy mortar ammunition, no illumination rounds and only loose rifle cartridges instead of clips.
    • As he yells the last part five burly men run down the stairs carrying fully automatic weapons with extended clips.
    • He looked nervous as he placed a new clip into his automatic weapon.
    Sinónimos
    magazine, cartridge, cylinder

verbo (clips, clipping, clipped)

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  • Fasten or be fastened with a clip or clips: [with object]: she clipped on a pair of diamond earrings [no object]: the panels simply clip onto the framework
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    • The hooks clip onto the roof rack and the cords simply slide in, are pulled to the exact length and then locked in place.
    • The overhangs have hooks that washers can clip to as they clean.
    • The other day I had a ballpoint pen clipped to my trousers when I brushed past something and lost it.
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Origen

Old English clyppan (verb). The noun use dates from the late 15th century.

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Hay 2 definiciones de clip en inglés:

clip2

Silabificación: clip

verbo (clips, clipping, clipped)

[with object]
  • 1Cut short or trim (hair, wool, nails, or vegetation) with shears or scissors: clipping the hedge
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    • Some of them have big beards and long hair, whilst others clip their hair short or shave the head, merely allowing a tuft to remain on the crown as a sign that they are Christians.
    • The statues and trees looked tiny from up high, as did the hedges that had been clipped into elaborate shapes by the skilled gardeners, into birds and animals.
    • He attempts to rub away the graffiti on his mother's tombstone and takes out a pair of scissors to clip the grass on her grave.
    Sinónimos
    trim, prune, cut, snip, shorten, crop, shear, pare; lop; neaten, shape
  • 1.1Trim or remove the hair or wool of (an animal): how to clip your horse
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    • The sight of farmers clipping their sheep is another traditional rural sight which is becoming gradually less common.
    • Farmers, who had to clip their sheep anyway at a cost of 50 pence per animal, would be paid for doing so, and would not be forced to burn the wool.
    • If possible, bathe and clip your horse the day before you need to leave.
  • 1.2 (clip something off) Cut off a thing or part of a thing with shears or scissors: he clipped off a piece of wire figurative she clipped nearly two seconds off the world record
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    • Geraldine finished third in Paris in yet another personal best of 4.02.08, clipping a second off her PB in Brussels, which only saw her finish in sixth place.
    • On his last outing he drove like a man possessed and clipped a tenth off the Brazilian's time to ensure an all-Ferrari barrier at the start of the race.
    • Dr Roger Bannister clipped a second off the world record in a legendary 1954 race in Oxford.
  • 1.3Cut (a section) from a newspaper or magazine: a photograph clipped from a magazine
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    • You can add pieces by hitting the ‘add’ button, and you can clip sections, links, forms, or pages.
    • In this way a user can clip the section of a Web page that they are interested in (say a price, or some details which they will need to refer to later).
    • We clip newspaper articles showing lengthy sentences for repeat offenders.
    Sinónimos
    remove, cut out, snip out, tear out, detach
  • 1.4Pare the edge of (a coin), especially illicitly: they clipped the edges of gold coins and melted the clippings down
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    • And much as the Roman Empire had clipped their coins to create more money, the Fed was already undermining the gold standard.
    • Counterfeiting or clipping the coinage was regarded as a heinous crime.
    • In olden days, crooks used to shave or clip the edges of coins and then sell the shavings to a disreputable goldsmith or silversmith.
  • 1.5Speak (words) in a quick, precise, staccato manner: “Yes?” The word was clipped short (as adjective clipped) cold, clipped tones
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    • He stood relaxed as he spoke, his words clipped and delivered without emotion.
    • A week crawled by and Kina rarely said a word and when she did speak, her voice was cold and her words were short and clipped.
    • His words were clipped, short, professional, as if he was talking about someone else and it mattered nothing to him.
  • 1.6 Computing Process (an image) so as to remove the parts outside a certain area.
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    • If the graphic is too large for the page it will be clipped, something you almost never want.
    • it must be saved to the hard disk before you can clip the image.
    • There are multiple ways to clip an image, many of them use the subset command.
  • 1.7 Electronics Truncate the amplitude of (a signal) above or below predetermined levels.
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    • Normalization is a process that increases the peak amplitude of a signal to the maximum level before clipping.
    • If the signal is clipped by the amplifier, unacceptable spectral leakage to the adjacent channels will occur.
    • A traditional fuzz circuit boosts and clips the signal sufficiently to turn a standard sine wave input in to what is effectively a square wave output.
  • 3 informal , chiefly North American Swindle or rob (someone): in all the years he ran the place, he was clipped only three times
  • 4 [no object] informal , chiefly US Move quickly in a specified direction: we clip down the track
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    • Shoppers loved the idea of parking close to the store and quickly clipping through the aisles.
    • For nearly half an hour we clipped along at a good pace chatting and enjoying the fine scenery.
    • She clipped down the road about 10 miles over the speed limit.

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  • 1An act of clipping or trimming something: I gave him a full clip
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    • My Cocker spaniel needs a good clip for summer.
    • The hedge needs a clip and the dog could do with a bath.
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  • 1.1A short sequence taken from a movie or broadcast: clips from earlier shows
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    • A number of short film clips, featurettes and a documentary are located on Disc Two.
    • The work creates a montage from hundreds of short clips from well-known Hollywood films.
    • The only other extras of note here are a pair of Movietone Newsreels, which show clips from the film's New York and World Premieres.
    Sinónimos
    extract, excerpt, snippet, cutting, fragment; trailer
  • 1.2 (also wool clip) The quantity of wool clipped from a sheep or flock.
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    • The firm handles both sheep and cattle, at one time he had over 120,000 sheep and a clip of 80,000 pounds of wood was taken annually.
    • More than 50 percent of the national clip will pass through their hands.
    • Trevor says he's encouraging growers to sell parts of their clip rather than all of it as there's predictions the market will improve as demand grows.
  • 2 informal A quick or glancing blow: you need a clip on the jaw
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    • When I was at school in the 1940s I myself played up many a teacher but I knew how far to go before I got a clip round the ear.
    • They keep me grounded, and if I ever get a bit big headed, I'm not too big for a clip round the ear!
    • Once there was a golden era when all crime was prevented by a clip round the ear from a stern but avuncular local policeman.
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    smack, cuff, slap
    informal clout, whack, wallop, sock
  • 3 [in singular] informal A specified speed or rate of movement, especially when rapid: we crossed the dance floor at a fast clip
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    • With more companies now looking to hire, workers are seeing their pay rise at a rapid clip.
    • Moreover, the backlog of unfilled orders, after shrinking for three years, is growing again at a rapid clip.
    • We've left behind the smaller highway and merged onto an Interstate, the miles sliding by now at a rapid clip.
    Sinónimos
    speed, rate, pace, velocity
    informal lick

Frases

at a clip

US informal At a time; all at once: I spent several days with him, eight hours at a clip
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  • Because my family and I can only go for about six hours at a clip before engaging in some massive argument, it didn't seem worth the $300 for me to fly home.
  • Training sessions were to be long, very long, 6-8 hours at a clip sometimes, but I felt very fortunate to be allowed such access.
  • I saw her twice a year, two weeks at a clip but now she can see me always.

clip the wings of

Trim the feathers of (a bird) so as to disable it from flight.
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  • Further charges under the Summary Offences Act are also expected to be laid for ill-treatment of animals, importing animals without written permission from the chief game warden and clipping the wings of the protected birds.
  • The owner had forgotten to clip the wings of the bird.
  • His first day, he had to clip the wings of a flock of geese.
Prevent (someone) from acting freely; check the aspirations of: he finally clipped the wings of his high-flying chief of staff
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  • No-hopers Kerry turned the league form on its head at Hollymount on Saturday by clipping the wings of league hopefuls Mayo.
  • Many people see this as clipping the wings of the student movement in British Columbia, or even as a form of dividing and conquering students.
  • But the move to allow the removal of sensitive data on ‘national security’ grounds, and possibly clip the wings of scientists in future, was made at a meeting of the National Academy of Sciences in the US earlier this year.
Sinónimos
restrict someone's freedom, impose limits on, keep under control, stand in the way of; obstruct, impede, frustrate, thwart, fetter, hamstring, handcuff

Origen

Middle English: from Old Norse klippa, probably imitative.

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