- 1 1.1 (device) see also→ hairclip, → paper clipExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (brooch)
- 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.
- Keep it real with this great money clip.
- Somehow we were under the impression that money clips were old hat, replaced by wallets and purses.
- The tray includes a number of currency compartments, at least one of the currency compartments including a pivoting currency clip having an upward position.
- 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.
- (attach)Example sentences
- 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.
transitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (cut, shorten)(hair/nails/grass/hedge)clip off any dead growthcorte/pode las ramas secasExample sentences
- 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.
(dog)recortarle el pelo aExample sentences1.3 (British English) (punch)
- 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.
- 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.
- I asked him why he hadn't pointed this out when he clipped our tickets.
- ‘Enjoy your film,’ the attendants say nowadays, as they clip your ticket.
- The guard clipped the tickets, smiled and waved them through quickly.
- 2 (American English) (cut out)(article/coupon/photograph)Example sentences
- 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.
- 3 (British English) [colloquial] (hit) to clip somebody round the eardarle una torta or un tortazo a alguien [colloquial]Example sentences
- Her vehicle was clipped by an overtaking car and flipped upside down.
- When he got to the middle of the road he was clipped by the car and flicked up into the air.
- He was also one-and-a-half times over the drink drive limit and while driving he clipped a kerb and rolled the car, which skidded into roadside railings.
- 1 1.1 (with scissors)1.2 (from film)tijeretada (feminine)Example sentences
- 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.
- My Cocker spaniel needs a good clip for summer.
- The hedge needs a clip and the dog could do with a bath.
- 3 (British English) [colloquial] (blow) See examples:to give somebody a clip on o round the eardarle una torta or un tortazo a alguien [colloquial]
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