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chip 1

1. A small broken or cut off piece, as of wood, stone, or glass.
2. A crack or flaw caused by the removal of a small piece.
a. A small disk or counter used in poker and other games to represent money.
b. chips Slang Money.
4. See microchip.
a. A thin, usually fried slice of food, especially a potato chip: ate chips with her sandwich.
b. A very small piece of food or candy: made cookies with chocolate chips.
c. chips Chiefly British French fries.
6. Wood, palm leaves, straw, or similar material cut and dried for weaving.
7. A fragment of dried animal dung used as fuel.
8. Something worthless.
9. Sports A chip shot.
v. chipped, chip·ping, chips
v. tr.
1. To chop or cut with an axe or other implement.
a. To break a small piece from: chip a tooth.
b. To break or cut off (a small piece): chip ice from the window.
3. To shape or carve by cutting or chopping: chipped her name in the stone.
4. To implant a microchip in (an organism).
v. intr.
1. To become broken off into small pieces.
2. Sports To make a chip shot in golf.
Phrasal Verbs:
chip away
To reduce or make progress on something incrementally: We chipped away until the problem was solved.
chip in
1. To contribute money or labor: We all chipped in for beer.
2. To interrupt with comments; interject.
3. To put up chips or money as one's bet in poker and other games.
chip off the old block
A child whose appearance or character closely resembles that of one or the other parent.
chip on (one's) shoulder
A habitually hostile or combative attitude, especially in response to perceived slights.
when the chips are down
At a critical or difficult time.

[Middle English, from Old English cyp, beam, from Latin cippus.]

chip 2

intr.v. chipped, chip·ping, chips
To cheep, as a bird.


chip n.

chip 3

n. Sports
A trick method of throwing one's opponent in wrestling.

[Origin unknown.]


In British English, chips are long, thin pieces of potato that are fried in oil and eaten hot. Pieces of potato like these are called fries or french fries in American English.

We had fish and chips for dinner.
They went to a restaurant near the Capitol for a steak and fries.

In American English, chips or potato chips are very thin slices of potato that have been fried until they are hard and crunchy and are eaten cold. Pieces of potato like these are called crisps in British English.

She ate a large bag of potato chips.
I bought a packet of crisps and a drink.

Chips made from foods other than potatoes usually have that word first.

There was a bowl of tortilla chips and salsa on the table.


french fries
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Irish potato, murphy, potato, spud, tater, white potato - an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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