Clipping
Clip Clip (kl[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clipped} (kl[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clipping}.] [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, kl[=y]pa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.] 1. To embrace, hence; to encompass. [1913 Webster]

O . . . that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about, Would bear thee from the knowledge of thyself. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin. [1913 Webster]

Sentenced to have his ears clipped. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. To curtail; to cut short. [1913 Webster]

All my reports go with the modest truth; No more nor clipped, but so. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

In London they clip their words after one manner about the court, another in the city, and a third in the suburbs. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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