1. To rob or swindle. 2. To kill. 3. To assault with a bludgeon, knife, or other weapon. "We'll clip the big ghee (leader of the mob), and the other creeps (minor gangsters) will take a powder (flee), but quick."

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

A device used to hold ammunition together. An oft-used misnomer for a magazine.

Clip (klip), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clipped (klipt); p. pr. & vb. n. Clipping.] [OE. cluppen, clippen, to embrace, AS. clyran to embrace, clasp; cf. OHG. kluft tongs, shears, Icel, kl&ymacr;pa to pinch, squeeze, also OE. clippen to cut, shear, Dan. klippe to clip, cut, SW. & Icel. klippa.]

1.

To embrace, hence; to encompass.

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

2.

To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin.

Sentenced to have his ears clipped.
Macaulay.

3.

To curtail; to cut short.

All my reports go with the modest truth;
No more nor clipped, but so.
Shak.

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

 

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Clip (klip), v. i.

To move swiftly; -- usually with indefinite it.

Straight flies as chek, and clips it down the wind.
Dryden.

 

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Clip, n.

1.

An embrace. Sir P. Sidney.

2.

A cutting; a shearing.

3.

The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool.

4.

A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc.

5.

An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree. Knight.

6. (Far.)

A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; -- called also toe clip and beak. Youatt.

7.

A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip. [Colloq. U. S.]

 

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Clip, n.

1. (Mach.)

A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing, clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc.

2. (Angling)

A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

3.

A rapid gait. "A three-minute clip." Kipling.

 

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