Synonyms for Clips:

n.

fasteners (noun)
rivets, tacks, vises, Vinculums, Ligaments, latches, snaps, bindings, fuses, catches, braids, buckles, go-betweens, clasps, Middlemen, locks, couplings, anchors, agents, threads, belts, cleats, guys, seals, laces, welds, rabbets, binders, nails, clinches, twines, zippers, strings, cinctures, knots, clamps, bolts, stays, braces, straps, Sutures, cotters, staples, splices, skewers, cinches, ties, spikes, cements, fasteners, Buttons, Glues, hitches, connectors, hinges, fastenings, hawsers, hasps, mediators, closures, brads, links, pins, bonds, hooks, grapnels, bands, stitches, chains, brackets, media.

v.

diminishes (verb)
decreases, shortens, concentrates, lightens, downgrades, lessens, condenses, reduces, dwindles, compacts, pares, deflates, depletes, truncates, shrinks, contracts, abridges, trims, shaves, compresses, bobs, nips, minimizes, prunes, abbreviates, tapers, erodes, decrements, weeds, diminishes.
rejects (verb)
discards, abandons, shears, excludes, lops, disgorges, drains, blacklists, jilts, snips, vomits, deep-sixes, oppugns, emits, secretes, discharges, vents, seeps, ejaculates, rejects, scraps, disapproves, spews, bars, exudes, erupts, excises, disallows, trashes, Chops, belches, evacuates, junks, blackballs, eliminates, excretes, jettisons, crops, disclaims, exhausts, curtails, Denies, Culls, cuts, ejects, sheds, checks.
shortens (verb)
lowers, belittles.
subtracts (verb)
elides, subtracts, deducts, depreciates, deletes, docks, discounts.