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past tense and past participle
, present participle
accidentally break (something)
intransitive and transitive
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.
The paint had chipped off the gate.
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.
to hit a golf ball or kick a football or a
ball so that it goes high into the air for a short distance
United scored just before half-time when Adcock cleverly
over the keeper.
to cut potatoes into thin pieces ready to be cooked in hot oil
chip away at something
to gradually make something less effective or destroy it
Writers such as Voltaire and Diderot were chipping away at the foundations of society.
Fears about the future chipped away at her sense of well-being.
to interrupt a conversation by saying something that adds more detail
chip in with
Other committee members chipped in with suggestions.
'It won't be easy,' Jeff chipped in.
I'd just like to chip in, Bill, if I might.
if each person in a group chips in, they each give a small amount of money so that they can buy something together
We all chipped in to buy Amy a graduation present.
chip in (with) something
52 people in the music industry each chipped in $250 apiece.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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