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 1) contribute one s share of a joint activity. 2) Brit. informal make an interjection. Main Entry: ↑chip …   English terms 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 — [v] contribute ante up*, break in*, chime in*, come through*, conate, go Dutch*, interpose, interrupt, pay, pitch in, subscribe; concept 110 Ant. pilfer, take, take away …   New thesaurus

  • 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 — 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 — 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

  • 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

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