chip in

verb
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of chip in

1 : contribute
  • everyone chipped in for the gift
2 chiefly British : chime in 2
: contribute
  • chip in five dollars

Examples of chip in in a Sentence

  1. we all chipped in and bought flowers for the secretaries

  2. forgive me in chipping in like this, but I think I know a better way to get to Trafalgar Square

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First Known Use of chip in

1861

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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