chip 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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For the ultra-paranoid, Oasis plans to integrate its software with an open source security chip in development by Berkeley and MIT, similar to the chip that underpins the iPhone’s security, to protect crucial smart contracts against meddling. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "How a Startup Is Using the Blockchain to Protect Your Privacy," 11 July 2018 But Buford and Popovich still have a couple of draft picks, an elite trading chip in the prime of his career, and a soda straw. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, "As Kawhi drama lingers, Spurs face a leverage problem," 21 June 2018 Royal, drummer Charles Neal and bassist James H. Leary (chipping in after bass player Andre St. James died in late May) are finely syncopated to the music and moods of the unpredictable diva., "'Lady Day' tells Billie Holiday's story in richly layered, unforgettable show," 4 June 2018 The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, which operates the casino, is chipping in $2 million, according to Caltrans. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "This Yolo road's like a country song. It's seen heartache and woe. Now, for some love," 9 July 2018 Jose Iglesias chipped in two hits and two RBIs after leading the Tigers with a .304 average in June. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Nicholas Castellanos, Jordan Zimmermann help Tigers end skid, 9-1," 1 July 2018 Rookie infielders Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar have combined for 25 homers, and the streaky Didi Gregorius has chipped in another 15. Jack Dickey,, "Midseason Report Card: Red Sox, Yankees Continue to Control the AL East," 29 June 2018 Tori Accardo chipped in a pair of goals in the win. Lauren Green,, "Monday's South Jersey roundup: Gussen's walk-off homer sends Gloucester Catholic past Immaculata in softball playoffs," 21 May 2018 The 26-year-old featured 32 times for Corinthians in Brazil's Serie A last season, chipping in with four goals and providing an assist, and is yet to score in eight league appearances so far this season., "West Ham Set to Complete Deal for Corinthians Star on 4-Year Deal," 7 July 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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