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verb chip pronunciation in British English /tʃɪp/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlechipping
past tensechipped
past participlechipped
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if something hard chips, or if you chip it, a small piece of it breaks off

    Try not to chip these cups when you wash them.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] to hit or kick a ball so that it goes high into the air for a short distance

    Van Persie chipped a superb shot over the goalkeeper’s head.

  3. 3
    [transitive] British to cut potatoes into long thin pieces so that you can cook them in hot oil
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    to taunt, to tease

    On Wednesday, Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham put forward a motion in the NSW upper house chipping McGuire.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/07/2015


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

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