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noun [countable]     chip pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [usually plural] American a very thin round piece of potato cooked in hot oil and eaten cold. The British word is crisp

    Would you like some chips with your sandwich?

  2. 2
    a very small piece of silicon marked with electronic connections that is used in computers and other machines
  3. 3
    [usually plural] a small piece of something such as wood or glass, especially when it has broken off something

    There were chips of glass all over the floor.

    wood chips:

    Use wood chips as mulch around trees.

    1. a.
      a place on a plate, cup, etc. where a small piece of it has broken off
      chip in:

      The cup had a tiny chip in it.

  4. 4
    a small piece of plastic used instead of money when gambling (=playing games for money)
  5. 5
    in sports, the action of hitting or kicking a ball so that it goes high into the air for a short distance
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