chip in

verb

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

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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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of chip in was in 1861

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“Chip in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chip%20in. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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