chip in
verb Date: 1861 intransitive verb 1. contribute <
everyone chipped in for the gift
>
2. chiefly British chime in 2 transitive verb contribute <
chip in five dollars
>

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  • 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) 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 — 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 — 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

  • chip in — each one help to pay for, everybody pay a little    We should chip in and buy Sadie a gift when she moves away …   English idioms

  • chip in — contribute one s share of a joint activity. → chip …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • chip in — or[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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chip in — or[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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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