chip in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb informal
present tense
I/you/we/theychip in
he/she/itchips in
present participlechipping in
past tensechipped in
past participlechipped in
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to add something to someone else’s conversation

    ‘Give her a kiss, Robbie,’ chipped in one of the photographers.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] chip in something if people chip in, they each give some money to help pay for something

    The three of us chipped in and bought the boat for Dad.

See also main entry: chip