chipchip2 ●○○ verb (chipped, chipping) 1 accidentally break (something) [intransitive, transitive]BREAK if you chip something, or if it chips, a small piece of it breaks off accidentally Gary fell and chipped one of his front teeth. He chipped a bone in his knee and was carried off the pitch. These plates chip really easily.chip off The paint had chipped off the gate.2 remove something [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition] to remove something, especially something hard that is covering a surface, by hitting it with a tool so that small pieces break off Archaeologists were carefully chipping away at the rock. Chip out the plaster with a steel chisel.3 sport [transitive]DS to hit a golf ball or kick a football or a rugby ball so that it goes high into the air for a short distance United scored just before half-time when Adcock cleverly chipped the ball over the keeper.4 potatoes [transitive] British EnglishDFC to cut potatoes into thin pieces ready to be cooked in hot oil5 microchip [transitive] British English to put a microchip in an animal, person, or thing to identify or give information about them → chip away at something → chip in→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuschip• They bring a back over some times to chip a guy.• The ball hit him in the face and chipped a tooth.• He fell off his bike and chipped his front tooth.• He could chip his golf ball with precision and was an astute reader of tricky greens, especially on long putts.• In December he agreed that he would chip in the same amount.• Parents, pupils and staff all chipped in to help collect the cash for a new bus for Eastbourne school.• Last week the defence minister, Sabahattin Cakmakog, chipped in.• He chipped on calmly and got his par-4.• If you don't load the dishwasher right, it might chip some of the cups.• She tried to chip the ice off the windshield.chip off• When he dropped the skillet on the counter, a small piece chipped off the tile.