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noun [countable] pip pronunciation in British English /pɪp/
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  1. 1
    British a small seed in a piece of fruit

    raspberry jam without any pips in it

  2. 2
    a short high sound, especially one made by a piece of electronic equipment
    1. a.

      the pips

      [plural] British a series of short high sounds broadcast on the radio to show the time at exactly one o’clock, two o’clock etc
  3. 3
    British a small round or star-shaped mark on an officer’s uniform that shows their rank
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    squeeze sb until the pips squeak to make someone rich pay for something, especially taxes

    They should start taxing the rich until the pips squeak.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/02/2014


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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