Meaning of CHIP in English
/ tʃɪp; NAmE / noun , verb
the place from which a small piece of wood, glass, etc. has broken from an object :
This mug has a chip in it.
a small piece of wood, glass, etc. that has broken off an object :
chips of wood
chocolate chip cookies (= biscuits containing small pieces of chocolate)
( BrE ) (also ˌFrench ˈfry , fry NAmE , BrE ) [ usually pl. ] a long thin piece of potato fried in oil or fat :
All main courses are served with chips or baked potato.
—see also fish and chips
( NAmE ) = crisp :
= microchip :
—see also V-chip
a small flat piece of plastic used to represent a particular amount of money in some types of gambling :
( figurative )
The release of prisoners was used as a bargaining chip .
(also ˈchip shot ) ( in golf , football ( soccer ), etc. ) an act of hitting or kicking a ball high in the air so that it lands within a short distance
—see also blue-chip
- a chip off the old block
- have a chip on your shoulder (about sth)
- have had your chips
- when the chips are down
—more at cash verb
■ verb ( -pp- )
to damage sth by breaking a small piece off it; to become damaged in this way :
[ vn ]
a badly chipped saucer
She chipped one of her front teeth.
[ v ]
These plates chip easily.
[ vn + adv. / prep. ] to cut or break small pieces off sth with a tool :
Chip away the damaged area.
The fossils had been chipped out of the rock.
[ vn , v ] ( especially in golf and football ( soccer ) ) to hit or kick the ball so that it goes high in the air and then lands within a short distance
[ vn ] chip potatoes ( BrE ) to cut potatoes into long thin pieces and fry them in deep oil
[ vn ] to put a microchip under the skin of a dog or other animal so that it can be identified if it is lost or stolen
- chip away at sth
- chip in (with sth)
- chip off | chip sth off
Middle English : related to Old English forcippian cut off .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005