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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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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Older siblings, one-year-old brothers Busy and Timber, aren’t just taking up space in the den, the older kids are chipping in and helping their parents raise this new, adorable bunch, reports WPXI. Kelli Bender,, "Busy Beaver Parents at Pittsburgh Zoo Welcome 7 Baby Beaver Kits," 25 June 2019 Workers chipped in part of their payroll to finance their own retirement many years hence. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Defining Socialism Down," 14 June 2019 His onetime employees at Chopper chipped in another $37,500, state campaign finance records show. Bill Ruthhart,, "Who is in Asia with Emanuel? Campaign donors, lobbyists, developers, business heavyweights," 13 July 2018 Division 1 North Medford 12, Lowell 5 — Senior captain Sam Melanson chipped in two hits and two RBIs while earning her 16th win on the mound for the Mustangs (17-3). Mike Kotsopoulos,, "North Reading overpowers Arlington Catholic in Division 2 North softball," 11 June 2018 Local restaurants will chip in to provide food for the promgoers. Zekriah Chaudhry, Twin Cities, "A night to remember: Community works to create a prom for adults with disabilities," 19 June 2019 The militants also kidnapped some three dozen civilians, mostly women, to be used as bargaining chips in the battle against regime forces. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "Israel Says It Killed Suspected Islamic State-Linked Militants," 2 Aug. 2018 List ran off three straight birdies, chipping in from 70 feet on No. Doug Ferguson, The Seattle Times, "Koepka keeps 7-shot lead at PGA Championship," 19 May 2019 The Chinese government, which is eager to push its own electric-vehicle industry, may be interested in chipping in. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "Can Tesla Drive Out of the Slow Lane in China?," 19 Oct. 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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