clip (

     n 1: a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be
          inserted into an automatic gun [syn: cartridge holder,
           cartridge clip, magazine]
     2: an instance or single occasion for some event; "This time he
        succeeded"; "He called four times"; "he could do ten at a
        clip" [syn: time]
     3: any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles
     4: an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or
     5: the act of clipping or snipping [syn: clipping, snip]
     6: a sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear"
     v 1: sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the
          flowers" [syn: nip, nip off, snip, snip off]
     2: run at a moderately swift pace [syn: trot, jog]
     3: attach with a clip; "clip the papers together" [ant: unclip]
     4: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of "dress the
        plants in the garden" [syn: snip, crop, trim, lop,
         dress, prune, cut back]
     5: terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or
        its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal
        freedom is curtailed in many countries" [syn: curtail, {cut