clipping clipping  /ˈklɪ pɪŋ/


  1. (n) an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
  2. (n) cutting down to the desired size or shape
  3. (n) the act of clipping or snipping
  4. (n) a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
  5. (n) an instance or single occasion for some event
  6. (n) any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
  7. (n) an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress
  8. (n) the act of clipping or snipping
  9. (n) a sharp slanting blow
  10. (v) sever or remove by pinching or snipping
  11. (v) run at a moderately swift pace
  12. (v) attach with a clip
  13. (v) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
  14. (v) terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent


  1. Still feeling that garden glow

    A faded clipping of a prize-winning head of lettuce reminds a columnist just how much she missed gardening. For her, the process is as rewarding as the product. The faded newspaper clipping shows a small girl with a wide smile, holding a gigantic head of lettuce. The girl is me, in 1964. The lettuce was a prize-winning product of my first elementary school garden.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Boulder woman gets 60 days jail, probation for hitting CU student in DUI crash

    The Boulder woman who pleaded guilty to clipping a food truck with her SUV, driving into a University of Colorado student eating lunch and then striking the church where she had planned to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting was sentenced today to 60 days in jail and five years of probation.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. Office Etiquette: 4 Things You Should Never Do

    From personal phone calls to clipping nails at your desk, here's a slew of things you shouldn't do in the office. In an effort to remove barriers to working together and foster collaboration, many companies have taken down old-school cubicles in favor of more open spaces. Those cavernous, lofty work spaces sure look awesome--but is all this openness a little too open and are co-workers starting ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine


  1. "Clipping executive compensation is easy right now - everybody wants it," said Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga.
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Jack Kingston Source:

  2. "At a time when Americans are clipping coupons and pinching pennies, President Obama and the Democrats in Congress continue to spend money that they, we, do not have," said Chambliss, adding that the national debt recently topped $13 trillion.
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Saxby Chambliss Source: MarketWatch

  3. "I'm sure people will make a nuisance about that," Hughes said. "I seem to recall Brian Clough clipping someone around the ear and he was lauded as a national hero. Maybe it will be the same case with Craig but I doubt it."
    on Sep 20, 2009 By: Mark Hughes Source:

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tacit tacit
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