chip in

chipped in; chipping in; chips 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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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
Recent Examples on the Web If the party is for an adult, perhaps every attendee could chip in for a digital gift card for the guest of honor. Olivia Muenter, Woman's Day, "How to Throw a Virtual Birthday Party, Because It's OK To Celebrate," 15 Apr. 2020 Pearson chipped in 18 on 6-of-18 shooting with nine rebounds. Greg Luca,, "Nijal Pearson, Eric Terry lead Texas State to critical win in final home game," 22 Feb. 2020 Yet when the holidays rolled around, a staff administrator informed employees they’d be expected to chip in $10 apiece to attend the committee’s Christmas party. Lev Facher, STAT, "How Joe Grogan, a former pharma lobbyist, upended Trump’s drug pricing agenda," 22 Oct. 2019 Mount Airy and Sykesville middle schools chipped in. Pat Stoetzer,, "High School Sports: Carroll County fall teams raising funds for cancer awareness," 16 Oct. 2019 Tarah Harmon added 4½ blocks and three kills, Emily Paulsen had two kills, and Sophia Maniaci chipped in with two aces. Andrew Turner, Daily Pilot, "Calvary Chapel girls’ volleyball fends off Costa Mesa, repeats as Orange Coast League champion," 16 Oct. 2019 When her older relatives got sick, Johnson chipped in to help her mother care for them. Emily Barone, Time, "Many American Men Have a Skewed View of Gender Inequality, TIME Poll Finds," 26 Sep. 2019 Jared Washington and Eyan Gooden each scored 12 for Timberview, while Weaver chipped in 11 points. Dallas News, "Boys basketball roundup (5A): Mansfield Timberview secures third state tournament trip in four years, Lancaster downs Kimball," 7 Mar. 2020 Edwards led Guerin with 15 points, while McGuinness and Weitzel each chipped in 11 points and Joseph Bobilya had 10. Lewis Bagley, Indianapolis Star, "IHSAA basketball: Brebeuf Jesuit edges Guerin Catholic at the buzzer," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of chip in

1861, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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26 May 2020

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“Chip in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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