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chip

  
  ( chips    plural & 3rd person present)   ( chipping    present participle)   ( chipped    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   Chips are long, thin pieces of potato fried in oil or fat and eaten hot, usually with a meal.  
  (BRIT)   usu pl  
I had fish and chips in a cafe...     
in AM, use French fries     
2       n-count   Chips or potato chips are very thin slices of fried potato that are eaten cold as a snack.  
  (AM)   usu pl  
...a package of onion-flavored potato chips.     
in BRIT, use crisps     
3       n-count   A silicon chip is a very small piece of silicon with electronic circuits on it which is part of a computer or other piece of machinery.  
4       n-count   A chip is a small piece of something or a small piece which has been broken off something.  
oft supp N  
It contains real chocolate chips..., Teichler's eyes gleamed like chips of blue glass.     
5       n-count   A chip in something such as a piece of china or furniture is where a small piece has been broken off it.  
The washbasin had a small chip.     
6       verb   If you chip something or if it chips, a small piece is broken off it.  
The blow chipped the woman's tooth...      V n  
Steel baths are lighter but chip easily.      V  
  chipped      adj  
They drank out of chipped mugs.     
7       n-count   Chips are plastic counters used in gambling to represent money.  
usu pl  
He put the pile of chips in the center of the table and drew a card.     
8       n-count   In discussions between people or governments, a chip or a bargaining chip is something of value which one side holds, which can be exchanged for something they want from the other side.  
The information could be used as a bargaining chip to extract some parallel information from Britain...     
9   
    blue chip  
10    If you describe someone as a chip off the old block, you mean that they are just like one of their parents in character or behaviour.  
a chip off the old block      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
Her fifth child was born, a son who Sally at first thought was another chip off the old block.     
11    If you say that something happens when the chips are down, you mean it happens when a situation gets very difficult.  
INFORMAL  
when the chips are down      phrase  
When the chips are down, she's very tough.     
12    If you say that someone has a chip on their shoulder, you think that they feel inferior or that they believe they have been treated unfairly.  
INFORMAL  
a chip on one's shoulder      phrase   Ns inflect, usu have/with PHR  
He had this chip on his shoulder about my mum and dad thinking that they're better than him.      chip away at  
1       phrasal verb   If you chip away at something such as an idea, a feeling, or a system, you gradually make it weaker or less likely to succeed by repeated efforts.   (=erode)  
Instead of an outright coup attempt, the rebels want to chip away at her authority.      V P P n  
2       phrasal verb   If you chip away at a debt or an amount of money, you gradually reduce it.  
The group had hoped to chip away at its debts by selling assets.      V P P n   chip in  
1       phrasal verb   When a number of people chip in, each person gives some money so that they can pay for something together.  
INFORMAL  
(=contribute)  

They chip in for the petrol and food...      V P  
The brothers chip in a certain amount of money each month to hire a home health aide.      V P n (not pron), Also V P with n  
2       phrasal verb   If someone chips in during a conversation, they interrupt it in order to say something.  
INFORMAL   `That's true,' chipped in Quaver...      V P with quote  
He chipped in before Clements could answer.      V P  


bargaining chip        ( bargaining chips    plural  ) In negotiations with other people, a bargaining chip is something that you are prepared to give up in order to obtain what you want.      n-count   (=bargaining counter)  
Rubio suggests that oil be used as a bargaining chip in any trade talks.     
blue chip        ( blue chips    plural  ) Blue chip stocks and shares are an investment which are considered fairly safe to invest in while also being profitable.     (BUSINESS)      n-count   oft N n  
Blue chip issues were sharply higher, but the rest of the market actually declined slightly by the end of the day.     
chip shop        ( chip shops    plural  ) A chip shop is a shop which sells hot food such as fish and chips, fried chicken, sausages, and meat pies. The food is cooked in the shop and people take it away to eat at home or in the street.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=fish and chip shop)  
fish and chip shop        ( fish and chip shops    plural  ) In Britain, a fish and chip shop is a shop which sells hot food such as fish and chips, fried chicken, sausages, and meat pies. The food is cooked in the shop and people take it away to eat at home or in the street.      n-count   (=chippy)  
memory chip        ( memory chips    plural  ) In a computer, the memory chip is the microchip in which information is stored.      n-count  
potato chip        ( potato chips    plural  )
1       n-count   Potato chips are very thin slices of potato that have been fried until they are hard, dry, and crisp.  
  (AM)   usu pl  
in BRIT, use crisps     
2       n-count   Potato chips are long, thin pieces of potato fried in oil or fat and eaten hot, usually with a meal.  
  (BRIT)   usu pl  
in AM, use French fries     
silicon chip        ( silicon chips    plural  ) A silicon chip is a very small piece of silicon inside a computer. It has electronic circuits on it and can hold large quantities of information or perform mathematical or logical operations.      n-count   (=microchip)  
tortilla chip        ( tortilla chips    plural  ) Tortilla chips are thick crisps made from corn which are often served with dips such as salsa.      n-count   usu pl  
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chip

  
1   
      n   dent, flake, flaw, fragment, nick, notch, paring, scrap, scratch, shard, shaving, sliver, wafer  
2   
      vb   chisel, damage, gash, nick, whittle  


chip in     
contribute, donate, go Dutch     (informal)   interpose, interrupt, pay, subscribe  

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chip in, chip shop, bargaining chip, blue chip

! potato chip n.
coach potato
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something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
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