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clip (3 is the prevailing use)
1. to cut Per. V. iii. 74 “clip to form.”
2. to curtail, abbreviate LLL. V. ii. 600 “Judas Maccabœus clipt is plain Judas,” Lr. IV. vii. 6 “Nor more nor clipp'd, but so.”
3. to embrace, surround John V. ii. 34 “Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about,” 1H4 III. i. 44 “clipp'd in with the sea,” 2H6 IV. i. 6 (Ff “Cleap(e),” Oth. III. iii. 465, Ant. V. ii. 360, Cym. II. iii. 139.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (7):
    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 4.7
    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 5.3
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 2.3
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 4.1
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