To chip in
Chip Chip (ch[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chipped} (ch[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chipping}.] [Cf. G. kippen to cut off the edge, to clip, pare. Cf. {Chop} to cut.] 1. To cut small pieces from; to diminish or reduce to shape, by cutting away a little at a time; to hew. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To break or crack, or crack off a portion of, as of an eggshell in hatching, or a piece of crockery. [1913 Webster]

3. To bet, as with chips in the game of poker. [1913 Webster]

{To chip in}, to contribute, as to a fund; to share in the risks or expenses of. [Slang. U. S.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chip in — v. 1) (D; intr.) to chip in for (they all chipped in for a present) 2) (D; intr.) to chip in with (we all chipped in with our suggestions) * * * [ tʃɪp ɪn] (D;intr.) to chip infor (they all chip inped in for a present) (D; intr.) to chip in with… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • chip\ in — • chip in • kick in v informal To give together with others, contribute. The pupils chipped in a dime apiece for the teacher s Christmas present. All the neighbors kicked in to help after the fire. Lee chipped in ten points in the basketball game …   Словарь американских идиом

  • chip in something — chip in (something) to pay for part of something with other people. They each chipped in $50 to take their parents out to dinner at a fine restaurant …   New idioms dictionary

  • chip in — (something) to pay for part of something with other people. They each chipped in $50 to take their parents out to dinner at a fine restaurant …   New idioms dictionary

  • chip in — verb contribute to some cause I gave at the office • Syn: ↑contribute, ↑give, ↑kick in • Derivationally related forms: ↑giving (for: ↑give), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chip in — phrasal verb Word forms chip in : present tense I/you/we/they chip in he/she/it chips in present participle chipping in past tense chipped in past participle chipped in informal 1) [intransitive] to add something to someone else s conversation… …   English dictionary

  • chip in — 1) PHRASAL VERB When a number of people chip in, each person gives some money so that they can pay for something together. [INFORMAL] [V P] They chip in for the petrol and food... [V P n (not pron)] The brothers chip in a certain amount of money… …   English dictionary

  • chip in — verb a) To make a contribution; help in a small way; especially, to pay for a part of something. If we all chip in, we can afford to buy a pizza for lunch. b) To interrupt a discussion for the purpose of making a comment. He chipped in twenty for …   Wiktionary

  • ˌchip ˈin (sth) — phrasal verb informal if people chip in, they each give some money to help to pay for something The three of us chipped in and bought the boat for Dad.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • chip in — Synonyms and related words: acknowledge, be enfranchised, be implicated in, bear a hand, bear the expense, break in, chime in, come through, contribute, contribute to, cut in, defray, defray expenses, donate to, enter into, finance, foot the bill …   Moby Thesaurus

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