chip in

chipped in; chipping in; chips 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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Huawei launched its Ascend line of processor chips in October for artificial intelligence. Washington Post, "Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor," 17 Sep. 2019 Twelve smartphone brands plan to use these new chips in upcoming devices, including LG, Motorola, Nokia, Oppo, realme, Redmi and Vivo. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Qualcomm rolls out new chips that push 5G into more affordable phones," 6 Sep. 2019 Nanotechnology, which is developed at the impossibly small size of one billionth of a meter, is essential to everything from more powerful chips in smartphones to finding cures for the worst diseases. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Crazy Powerful Optical Ruler Measures All the Way Down to the Nanoscale," 6 Sep. 2019 Chances are fair that Sandoval’s season is over because of the bone chips in his elbow. Henry Schulman,, "Giants might have struck gold with Tommy John returnee Jandel Gustave," 22 Aug. 2019 Galaxy's Jorge Hernandez chipped in a pass to Zuback in the penalty area in front of Zac Lubin and Zuback banked a left-footer into the back of the goal at the 39-minute mark. azcentral, "Phoenix Rising FC rally to beat LA Galaxy II, extend record win streak," 3 Aug. 2019 Bloomberg has reported that Apple intends to start using its own, custom chips in Macs starting in 2020. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Intel's New 10-Nanometer Chips Have Finally Arrived," 1 Aug. 2019 Qualcomm was the first to offer such technology at a mass scale and was on track to have its second-generation chip in the market before Intel released its first. Time, "Here's Why Apple Just Spent $1 Billion to Buy Intel's Modem Business," 25 July 2019 To take the $10 million top prize, the winner will have to accumulate all 514.8 million in chips in play. Todd Stewart,, "Florida pro makes 2019 World Series of Poker main event final table," 13 July 2019

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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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