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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web The Chiefs have too much weaponry and firepower for the Dolphins — unless the defense and special teams chip in and provide points. Keven Lerner, sun-sentinel.com, "Staff predictions: Miami Dolphins (8-4) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (11-1)," 10 Dec. 2020 Refusing to be used as a bargaining chip in the union's negotiations with City Hall, the Carnival community united behind Mayor Dutch Morial and canceled all parades. Arthur Hardy, NOLA.com, "Arthur Hardy: 2021 isn't the only Mardi Gras without parades. Here's what happened in years past.," 20 Nov. 2020 Kiviranta could be the defensively responsible and speedy winger who can chip in offensively. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "What to expect from the Dallas Stars when NHL free agency begins," 8 Oct. 2020 Qualcomm hasn’t launched a significant Windows on Arm chip in about two years, and during its recent Snapdragon Tech Summit the company had basically nothing to say about its future PC plans. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Tested: How badly Windows on Arm compares to the new Mac M1s," 15 Dec. 2020 Employees have been donating food, toys, cat litter and chip in $5 a month to help pay for any future needs. Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lemon Grove has a cat that rules City Hall," 16 Nov. 2020 In addition to the new sensor, Apple also mounted the chip in a moving mount that makes up to 5,000 micro-adjustments per second in order to counteract your shaking hands. Popular Science, "The iPhone 12 Pro Max might be worth it—for the camera alone," 10 Nov. 2020 Instead, neighbors chip in, block by block, to hire someone to plow their stretch of alley each winter. Emma Nelson, Star Tribune, "Minneapolis plows its alleyways. Why doesn’t St. Paul?," 6 Nov. 2020 After congressional negotiations to extend the bonus benefits broke down, Trump redirected federal emergency relief funds to pay $300 weekly in additional benefits and asked states to chip in an extra $100 a week. oregonlive, "Oregon says ‘uncertainty’ precludes paying Trump’s $400 unemployment bonus, at least for now," 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of chip in

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Jan 2021

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“Chip in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chip%20in. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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