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phrasal verb informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theychip in
he/she/itchips in
present participlechipping in
past tensechipped in
past participlechipped in
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] 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.
    The state of Ohio chipped in $700,000 for the project.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to add something to someone elses conversation
    I’d just like to chip in, Bill, if I may.
    “Give her a kiss, Robbie,” chipped in one of the photographers.
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