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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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 Steinberg asked neighbors who might be interested in chipping in to cover the cost of the service to stay tuned for details. John Greenfield, Chicago Reader, "Putting the neighborhood watch on watch," 18 Jan. 2018 His brothers and friends chipped in for the $2,000. Nomaan Merchant,, "Hunger, fear, desperation: What came of an ordinary ICE raid in Covington," 9 July 2018 Monreal chipped in with five goals in his 28 appearances for Arsenal last season, and the defender's surprising goal tally has provoked a somewhat more sarcastic reaction from some fans to the news., "Arsenal Fans React to Rumours Linking Popular Defender With Surprise Move to Spain," 22 June 2018 David Bell chipped in with eights points and eight rebounds. Tom Moor, Indianapolis Star, "IHSAA boys basketball: Warren Central fends off Pike to stay unbeaten," 20 Feb. 2018 The interposer that the chips connect to isn't just inert silicon with some traces, as in EMIB, but a chip in its own right, with its own logic built in. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Intel introduces Foveros: 3D die stacking for more than just memory," 12 Dec. 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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