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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.]
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chip in

vb (adverb)
1. to contribute (money, time, etc) to a cause or fund
2. (intr) to interpose a remark or interrupt with a remark
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chip in - contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
combine - add together from different sources; "combine resources"
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chip in

1. To give in common with others:
Informal: kick in.
Slang: come across.
2. To interject remarks or questions into another's discourse:
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يَتَبَرَّعُ بالماليَتَدَخَّلُ في الحَديثيَشْتَرِكُ في دَفْع
přispětsložit sevpadnoutvsaditzasáhnout
skillinge sammenbidrageblande sig
kokoontua yhteen
grupirati se
leggja í púkkiîleggja orî í belg
slå (sig) ihop
lâfa girmekpaylaşmaksöze karışmakvermek
hùn tiền

w>chip in

vi (inf)
(= interrupt)sich einschalten
(= contribute) he chipped in with £3er steuerte £ 3 bei; would you like to chip in?würdest du gerne etwas beisteuern?
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(tʃip) past tense past participle chipped verb
to knock or strike small pieces off. This glass (was) chipped when I knocked it over.
1. a place from which a small piece is broken. There's a chip in the edge of this saucer.
2. (American french fries) (usually in plural) a cut piece of potato (fried). steak and chips.
3. a counter representing a certain value, used in gambling.
4. a very small printed circuit, as used in computers, TV sets etc.
chip in
1. to interrupt. He chipped in with a remark.
2. to give (money). He chipped in with a dollar for the gift.
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chip in

يَشْتَرِكُ في دَفْع složit se skillinge sammen zusammenlegen συνεισφέρω contribuir, reunir dinero kokoontua yhteen se regrouper grupirati se mettersi insieme 合同する 분담하다 een pot maken slå (seg) sammen złożyć się fazer uma vaquinha, fazer vaquinha скидываться slå (sig) ihop ช่วยกันออกค่าใช้จ่าย paylaşmak hùn tiền 凑钱
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References in classic literature ?
"I chopped that from one end of the thing," Jones went on, replacing the chip in its paper and leather case.
Well, I just sat there looking at the chip in the moonlight, and turning it over and over and figuring what it was and where it'd come from, when all of a sudden there was a snap inside my head as if something had broken, and then I could see Vahna spread-eagled on that big nugget and the old fellow with the beak waving the stone knife, and .
(she must have packed that gold chip in my trunk), until they found out I was a man without a mind, and the railroad sent me back to Nebraska.