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Pip   /pɪp/   Listen
Pip

verb
(past & past part. pipped; pres. part. pipping)
1.
Kill by firing a missile.  Synonym: shoot.
2.
Hit with a missile from a weapon.  Synonyms: hit, shoot.
3.
Defeat thoroughly.  Synonyms: mop up, rack up, whip, worst.



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"Pip" Quotes from Famous Books



... Trinkle, "that no young man disappears who isn't a physical Adonis, do you? No thin-shanked, stoop-shouldered, scant-haired highbrow has yet vanished. You notice that, don't you, Sayre? Open your mouth and speak! Say anything! Say pip! ...
— The Gay Rebellion • Robert W. Chambers

... little company of children pass in review, led by David Copperfield, and followed by Oliver Twist, with Paul Dombey in his wake, and little Nell timidly pressing near; while trooping after, sad, tearful, or grotesque, come Florence Dombey, poor Joe, Pip and Smike, Sloppy and Peepy, Little Dorrit and Tiny Tim, and many more of those with whose sorrows we have sympathized, and over each and all of whom we have wept hot tears in the days that are no more. Dream-children, he calls them; but the great world ...
— Home Life of Great Authors • Hattie Tyng Griswold

... over and we've done the Belgians proud, I'm going to keep a chrysalis and read to it aloud; When the War is over and we've finished up the show, I'm going to plant a lemon-pip and ...
— The Sunny Side • A. A. Milne

... egg-shell after another burst open. "Pip! pip!" each cried, and in all the eggs there were little things that stuck ...
— Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2 • Charles Dudley Warner

... confronted by a most unusual spectacle. Through the long plate-glass of the door he could see clearly back through the hall into the library, and there stood Mrs. Sharpe and William Garland in a tableau "that would have given Plato the pip," as Biff Bates might have expressed it had he known about Plato. At that moment Sharpe came silently down the stairs and turned, unobserved, toward the library. Seeing that his wife and Garland were so pleasantly engaged, he very considerately turned into ...
— The Making of Bobby Burnit - Being a Record of the Adventures of a Live American Young Man • George Randolph Chester

... said earnestly, "if I was youse I wouldn't go—say, I'll tell him youse have got de pip ...
— The Miracle Man • Frank L. Packard

... British East Africa," said Miss Hubbard, "I had a bird that was the living image of Bream Mortimer. I taught him to whistle 'Annie Laurie' and to ask for his supper in three native dialects. Eventually he died of the pip, poor fellow. Well, if it isn't Bream Mortimer, ...
— The Girl on the Boat • Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

... Great therefore was our surprise when, three weeks later, letters arrived from both men, who were in hospital, to say that in each case shrapnel bullets had been extracted from them! What had actually occurred was this: At the same time that the trigger was pulled and the shell discharged, a "pip squeak" must have burst in front of the mouth of the gun pit, driving the bullets ...
— Three years in France with the Guns: - Being Episodes in the life of a Field Battery • C. A. Rose

... that give you the pip? Why, with their specialists and medicated dope, they'd got the old chap so leery of good straight grub that he was bein' starved to death. And even after I'd got him braced up into something like condition, he didn't think it was hardly right ...
— Shorty McCabe • Sewell Ford

... of the two radar-men on duty pushed a button and snapped into a microphone: "Sir! Radar-pip directly overhead! Does not show on normal radar. Elevation three hundred thousand feet, descending rapidly." His voice ...
— The Invaders • William Fitzgerald Jenkins

... way, as to the feathers smelling of sulphur," concluded the young man, "I think that it is very probable, inasmuch as I observed the jailer's wife that very morning giving the younger chickens powdered brimstone to cure them of the pip." ...
— Dulcibel - A Tale of Old Salem • Henry Peterson

... and Mop and Drop so clear, Pip and Trip and Skip that were To Mab, their sovereign, ever dear, Her special maids of honour; Fib and Tib and Pink and Pin, Tick and Quick and Jill and Jin, Tit and Nit and Wap and Win, The train that wait ...
— The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream' • Compiled by Frank Sidgwick

... brow. 'That's the sort of thing which gives me the pip. When William came and said old Bick wanted to see me, I said to him, "William, my boy, my number is up. This is the sack." I made certain that Rossiter had run me in for something. He's been waiting for a chance to do it for weeks, only ...
— Psmith in the City • P. G. Wodehouse

... called him a nice boy, and he didn't like it; in fact, he wanted to know how they got that way. They gave him the pip, that's what they did. He guessed that a fellow who could run the hundred in 10: 2 and out-box anybody in high school wasn't such a baby. Why, he had overheard one of the old maid teachers call him sweet. Sweet! Cripes, that old hen made him sick. She was always pawing him ...
— The Plastic Age • Percy Marks

... Systme de la Nature. C'est la ligne o finit la tristesse de la morne et sche vrit, au-del commence la gaiet du roman. Il n'y a rien de mieux que de se persuader que les ds sont pips: cette ide en enfante milles autres, et un nouveau monde se rgnre. Le M. Mirabaud est un vrai abb Terray de la mtaphysique. Il fait des rductions, des suspensions, et cause la banqueroute du savoir, du plaisir et de l'esprit humain. Mais vous allez me dire qu'aussi il ...
— Baron d'Holbach - A Study of Eighteenth Century Radicalism in France • Max Pearson Cushing

... into it a potato, and a grain of earth, and a down from a pillow, and a pearl, and an apple-pip from a pie. And when the spell was ready, he ...
— The Book of Stories for the Storyteller • Fanny E. Coe



Words linked to "Pip" :   marking, seed, beat out, spot, mark, pick off, kneecap, ill, vanquish, rack up, gun down, wound, radar echo, crush, kill, complaint, shell, blast, pip-squeak, ailment, injure, strike, radar target, beat, playing card, flight, marker, trounce, animal disease, grass



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