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1 chip /ˈtʃɪp/ noun
plural chips
1 chip
/ˈtʃɪp/
noun
plural chips
Learner's definition of CHIP
[count]
: a small piece that has been broken off from something larger
: a place where a small piece of something has broken off
: a small piece of candy or chocolate used in baking
: a thin, hard, and usually salty piece of food
British : french fry see also fish and chips
: a small, flat, round piece of plastic that is used to represent an amount of money in gambling games like poker see also bargaining chip
: a very small piece of hard material (called silicon) in a computer or other device that contains many electronic circuits see also microchip
US, informal : a piece of dried waste matter from an animal

chip off the old block

informal
: someone who looks or behaves like his or her parent

have a chip on your shoulder

informal
: to have an angry or unpleasant attitude or way of behaving caused by a belief that you have been treated unfairly in the past

let the chips fall where they may

US, informal
: to allow events to happen without trying to change them
◊ This phrase usually suggests that you are willing to accept a result, whatever it may be.

when the chips are down

informal
: in a difficult situation : when things are not good
2 chip /ˈtʃɪp/ verb
chips; chipped; chipping
2 chip
/ˈtʃɪp/
verb
chips; chipped; chipping
Learner's definition of CHIP
[+ object] : to break off a small piece from (something)
[no object] : to break or come off in small pieces
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [+ object] : to break off (something) especially with a tool
[no object] : to hit something with a tool in order to break off small pieces usually + away often used figuratively
: to hit or kick (a ball) so that it goes a short distance : to hit or kick a chip shot
[+ object]
[no object]

chip in

[phrasal verb]
chip in or chip in (something) : to give something (such as money) to help a person, group, or cause
chiefly British : to add your comment or opinion to a conversation or discussion
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