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noun [countable] chip pronunciation in British English /tʃɪp/
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  1. 1
    [usually plural] British a long thin piece of potato cooked in hot oil. The American word is French fry
    1. a.
      American a crisp2 1
  2. 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.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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