pip ( pips plural & 3rd person present) ( pipping present participle) ( pipped past tense & past participle )
1 n-count Pips are the small hard seeds in a fruit such as an apple, orange, or pear.
2 verb If someone is pippedto something such as a prize or an award, they are defeated by only a small amount.
INFORMAL It's still possible for the losers to be pipped by West Germany for a semi-final place... be V-ed prep
She pipped actress Meryl Streep to the part. V n prep
3 If someone is pipped at the post or pipped to the post they are just beaten in a competition or in a race to achieve something.
pip sb at the post/pip sb to the post phrase
I didn't want us to be pipped to the post.
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