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clip

1. noun, informal A light strike, blow, or impact. My dad gave me a clip on the ear after I told him I wouldn't do my chores. Look at this dent! Someone must have given me a clip in the parking lot.
2. noun, informal A particular pace or rate, especially a fast one. We kept driving at a good clip to make sure we weren't late to the airport. I know you're still a beginner, so just see if you can maintain a steady clip on the horse.
3. verb, informal To hit (someone or something) with a light strike or blow. Some maniac clipped my car as they came rushing through the parking lot. A: "I saw him throw a punch at you. Are you all right?" B: "Yeah, he just clipped me on the chin. I'll be fine."
4. verb, slang To cheat or swindle (someone). They clipped me for an extra $300 on the repair job, knowing that I had no choice but to pay up. It's highway robbery, I tell you!
5. verb, slang To murder (someone). I hear Tommy Two-Finger clipped Jimmy the Rat for squealing to the feds.

clip (one's) wings

To restrict one's freedom, power, or full potential. A reference to the practice of clipping a bird's wings to prevent it from flying. The kids need to be able to explore the world around them—don't clip their wings. The boss is always trying to clip my wings and micro-manage me.
See also: clip, wing

clip (something) from (something)

To cut something so that it is no longer attached to something else. Can you clip this tag from my shirt? I clipped some coupons from the newspaper but totally forgot to bring them to the store with me.
See also: clip

clip (something) out of (something)

To cut something so that it is no longer attached to something else, often a publication (such as a magazine or newspaper). I clipped some coupons out of the newspaper but totally forgot to bring them to the store with me.
See also: clip, of, out

clip out

To cut something so that it is no longer attached to something else, often a publication (such as a magazine or newspaper). A noun or pronoun can be used between "clip" and "out." I clipped some coupons out but totally forgot to bring them to the store with me.
See also: clip, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

clip

1. tv. to cheat someone. (see also clipped, clip joint.) That guy in there clipped me for a fiver.
2. tv. to kill someone. Frank and John had set out to clip Rocko first.
3. n. a holder for a marijuana cigarette butt. (see also roach clip.) My clip’s at home in my stash.
4. n. a music video; a short film. This next clip is something you’ll all recognize.
5. n. a fast rate of speed. You were moving at a pretty good clip when you ran into the truck.
6. tv. to sock someone. Max clipped Lefty on the jaw, and Lefty drew his gun.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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After IFFT, the OFDM signal is fed into the data clipping blocks, where the signal is clipped by the data clipping block.
The clipping ratio (CR) is defined by the following equation:
Higher clipping level values can be applied to the signal for reducing the clipping noise at the expense of increasing the electrical power of the signal.
Obviously, the smaller the value of clipping ratio is, the higher the normalization factor is.
Significant effects on tissue N concentration for each harvest period were attributed to clipping, N rate, and clipping x N rate (Table 2).
Significant effects on turfgrass quality for each rating period were attributed to clipping, N rate, and clipping x N rate (Table 3).
Starr and DeRoo (1981) made casual observations of turfgrass quality in relation to clipping management and determined that returning clippings gave turfgrass a greener and "more luxuriant" appearance.
If you plan to store many clippings in your computer, set up a directory and a host of subdirectories that resemble the organization of a filing cabinet with appropriate folders.
* SCANNING AN ARTICLE saves an the steps of continually filing, and retrieving paper clippings.
Clipping at R1 did not affect light interception, which is consistent with Haile et al.
Although clipping at R4, V5 + R1, and R1 + R4 did not affect branch number in narrow rows (Table 2), clipping at all three growth stages decreased branch number (4.63, 4.63, and 4.57 vs.
Means and ANOVA output for branch number, harvest index (HI), seed yield, and yield components in narrow and wide rows for a control and clipping at V5, R1, R4, and all combinations for soybean planted near Pittstown, NJ, in 1998.
Limbs, leaves, and grass clippings are considered "waste" and assiduously removed from the urban ecological system.
For cities, lawns also create a logistical nightmare: an endless stream of bagged grass clippings. Now that cities are refusing to remove such clippings, many homeowners have turned to the simplest of solutions: the mulching mower.
Mulching mowers reduce the size of clippings and spread them back on the grass where they rapidly decompose and return to the soil.