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clipped (See clip)


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 together
4 an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress
5 the act of clipping or snipping [syn: clipping, snip]
6 a sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear"


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 short] [also: clipping, clipped]clipped adj
1 having an end or small portion cut off; "birds with clipped wings cannot fly" [ant: unclipped]
2 (of animals) having ears or tail cut short; "doberman pinschers with docked tails and ears" [syn: docked]
3 cut or trimmed by clipping; "a handsome man with a clipped moustache"; "clipped hedges"; "close-clipped lawns"; "a clipped poodle"
4 (of speech) having quick short sounds; "a clipped upper-class accent"

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Alternative forms


  • /klɪpt/
    Rhymes with: -ɪpt


  1. past of clip


  1. Having an end cut off; trimmed or cut back.
  2. Of speech, with each word pronounced separately and distinctly.

Extensive Definition

Clipped is a video featuring five tracks by the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. First released in 1991, it contained three tracks from The Razors Edge and two from Blow Up Your Video.
In 2002 a DVD version was released which also included videos for the songs "Big Gun" (from the Last Action Hero soundtrack) and "Hard as a Rock" (from Ballbreaker).
The photograph on the cover was first used in 1990 for the single "Are You Ready".


Also a slang term for being inebriated.
clipped in French: Clipped

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