chip in


Definition of chip in

intransitive verb

1 : contribute everyone chipped in for the gift
2 chiefly British : chime in sense 2

transitive verb

: contribute chip in five dollars

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Synonyms for chip in


contribute, kick in, pitch in

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Examples of chip in in a Sentence

we all chipped in and bought flowers for the secretaries forgive me in chipping in like this, but I think I know a better way to get to Trafalgar Square

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Versatile Jackie Young chipped in 11 points, four assists and four rebounds and Vaughn had nine points and 11 rebounds off the bench. John Fineran, The Seattle Times, "Irish, Spartans officially renew rivalry in second round," 24 Mar. 2019 Smoke starts to rise from the brand and the smell intensifies, that burning wood smell of chips in charcoal. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Kimbal Musk Is Reinventing Food One Shipping Container at a Time," 24 Oct. 2018 Because of its location, the base represents what some believe is a key bargaining chip in the campaign to bring peace to Syria and to decrease, if not eliminate, the Iranian presence from the country. Lolita C. Baldor, The Seattle Times, "US general visits troops fighting Islamic State in Syria," 22 Oct. 2018 Some reports even suggested that Barcelona may be willing to use Rafinha as a bargaining chip in order to sign one of Spurs' star players, Christian Eriksen., "Arsenal Reportedly Join Race to Rafinha Amidst Interest From Premier League Rivals," 12 June 2018 Even if ZTE’s fate becomes a bargaining chip in a trade dispute, a resolution may take many months. The Economist, "An American ban puts China’s ZTE in peril," 19 Apr. 2018 In an unusual step, the U.S. Defense Department has offered to chip in with airport infrastructure that would help both civilian and military or surveillance planes land on the country’s coast. Jeremy Page, WSJ, "How the Pentagon Countered China’s Designs on Greenland," 10 Feb. 2019 The Louisiana Legislature plans to chip in about $426,000 from the state's general fund via the supplemental funding bill. Tristan Baurick,, "Fight against Louisiana's wetland plague getting $1 million boost," 16 May 2018 Delaney Madsen led the Huskies with 15 points and Mikaela Troung chipped in with 13 points. Randy Mcroberts, The Aegis, "Aberdeen girls win streak reaches 11 on basketball court," 20 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of chip in

1861, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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The first known use of chip in was in 1861

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