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Noun: clipping  kli-ping
  1. An excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
    "he searched through piles of letters and clippings";
    - newspaper clipping, press clipping, cutting, press cutting
     
  2. Cutting down to the desired size or shape
    - trim, trimming
     
  3. The act of clipping or snipping
    - clip, snip
Verb: clip (clipped,clipping)  klip
  1. Sever or remove by pinching or snipping
    "clip off the flowers";
    - nip, nip off, snip, snip off
     
  2. Run at a moderately swift pace
    - trot, jog
     
  3. Attach with a clip
    "clip the papers together"
     
  4. Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
    "clip the plants in the garden";
    - snip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back
     
  5. Terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
    "Personal freedom is clipped in many countries";
    - curtail, cut short

Derived forms: clippings

Type of: attach, cut, cutting, cutting off, excerpt, excerption, extract, run, selection, shorten, thin out

Antonym: unclip

Encyclopedia: Clipping

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