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noun     clip pronunciation in British English
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  1. 2
    [countable] a short part of a film, television programme, or news story that is shown separately
    clip from:

    a news clip from a 1940s newsreel

    clip of:

    They showed a clip of Robbie Williams being interviewed.

  2. 3
    [countable] a container for bullets in some older types of gun, that allowed the gun to be loaded and fired quickly
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    See also magazine
  3. 4
    [countable] a piece of jewellery with two parts that press tightly together so that you can fix it to your clothes
  4. 5
    [singular] the process of cutting pieces off something to make it tidy
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