chip in

verb
chipped in; chipping in; chips in

Definition of chip in

transitive + intransitive verb

1 transitive + intransitive : contribute chip in five dollars everyone chipped in for the gift
2 intransitive, chiefly British : chime in sense 2

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for chip in

Synonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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 Observers warn that Iran may also play the role of spoiler, prolonging the conflict to use the Houthis’ agreement as a bargaining chip in any nuclear talks with the U.S. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "Yemen: Behind the Saudi ‘peace offer,’ a US sales pitch," 31 Mar. 2021 By trading away the No. 3 overall pick, the Dolphins gave up their primary bargaining chip in a potential deal to acquire Watson. Josh Dubow, Star Tribune, "49ers trade up to acquire No. 3 pick from Dolphins," 26 Mar. 2021 By trading away the No. 3 overall pick, the Dolphins gave up their primary bargaining chip in a potential deal to acquire Deshaun Watson. BostonGlobe.com, "49ers trade for Dolphins’ No. 3 overall pick in April’s NFL draft," 26 Mar. 2021 What his re-signing did was give the Heat a trade chip in a salary range where a quality prospect could be added. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Will Trevor Ariza be the Heat’s biggest deadline move?," 18 Mar. 2021 Crouse entered the spring as The Dallas Morning News’ No. 9 prospect despite coming off a season shorted to 87 innings due to a bone chip in his right elbow. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "Scouting the Rangers’ top prospects, No. 19: RHP Hans Crouse has things to prove in his return to the mound," 8 Mar. 2021 With less fanfare, longtime Intel partner Microsoft Corp. put a custom chip in its Surface Pro X tablet PC, as an alternative to models running Intel’s chips. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Intel Not Inside: How Mobile Chips Overtook the Semiconductor Giant," 12 Dec. 2020 Western Sahara claim has long been a rumored, but unconfirmed, bargaining chip in talk about diplomatic ties. Matthew Lee, Anchorage Daily News, "Morocco is fourth Arab nation this year to agree to normalized relations with Israel," 10 Dec. 2020 Vaccines were also apparently a bargaining chip in a recent prisoner swap between Israel and Syria. Washington Post, "Israel doles out small batches of vaccines as diplomatic perks," 24 Feb. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'chip in.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of chip in

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chip in

Time Traveler for chip in

Time Traveler

The first known use of chip in was in 1861

See more words from the same year

Statistics for chip in

Last Updated

12 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Chip in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chip%20in. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on chip in

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for chip in

Nglish: Translation of chip in for Spanish Speakers

Comments on chip in

What made you want to look up chip in? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!