- 1A small piece of something removed in the course of chopping, cutting, or breaking something, especially a hard material such as wood or stone: mulch the shrubs with cedar chipsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Jabbing at the wood, they remove chips three to six inches tong.
- Nests are lined with bark chips or wood shavings or are a shallow cup made of roots, leaves and other plant fibers.
- The landowner gets quick cash, the company gets wood for chips, and workers at local sawmills get laid off.
- 1.1A hole or mark on a hard object or surface where a small piece has broken of: a chip on his toothMás ejemplos en oraciones
- There were no obvious tool marks, chips or defects, and the finish was perfectly consistent down to the sudden transition at the base of every fold.
- If you're not prepared to rigorously keep up that pristine appearance, then the ensuing scuff marks, chips and cracks are sadly all too obvious.
- It's a good way to discover scratches, chips and dents early.
- 1.2British Wood or woody fiber split into thin strips and used for weaving hats or baskets.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- I also found a nice handmade chip basket in different colored wood.
- 2North American A thin slice of food made crisp by being fried, baked, or dried and typically eaten as a snack: tortilla chips dipped in salsa banana chipsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I chuckled to myself and dipped another warm chip into the salsa.
- The students brought every kind of chip, dip and snack imaginable to make their last day a memorable feast.
- He smiled and returned the kiss before taking another chip and dipping it in the salsa.
- 2.1A small chunk of candy added to desserts or sweet snacks, especially of chocolate.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- She decided on two ice creams; one chocolate and one mint chip.
- They all have pink frosting, but the insides are all different flavors, chocolate, cherry chip, black forest, whatever.
- I made another one of those apricot and coconut and chocolate chip cakes and gave a big chunk of it to the boy's mum.
- 2.2 (chips) chiefly British French fries: an order of fish and chipsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- School heads have blamed the presence of chip vans and fast food shops for leading youngsters away from canteens at lunchtime.
- Veggie sticks - when stacked into a fast food restaurant chip holder, they look like chips but they are so much healthier!
- To test whether the oil is hot enough, dip a chip into the oil and watch.
- 3 short for microchip.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- You find semiconductors at the heart of microprocessor chips as well as transistors.
- Current integrated circuits, or computer chips, contain about 100 million transistors each.
- The paper describes the proper structure for a new kind of metal electrode to accompany novel insulating materials in transistors on computer chips.
- 4A counter used in certain gambling games to represent money: a poker chipMás ejemplos en oraciones
counter, token, check
- That was a mercenary term for a poker game with fake chips, one just played for relaxation.
- I thought maybe he'd taken a sudden interest in sewing but no - he intends to use them as gambling chips for poker games over at the other hotel.
- A poker player with lots of chips can force the game.
- 5(In golf, soccer, and other sports) a short lofted kick or shot with the ball.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- More often than not you'll leave the next shot short with your chip or putt, and you'll probably be long with the next.
- He hit a poor tee shot, required two chips to find the green and then two-putted from 10 feet.
- If a player gets too aggressive on a downhill putt on one of those greens, his next shot could be a chip or a pitch from the fairway.
verbo (chips, chipping, chipped)[with object] Volver al principio
- 1Cut or break (a small piece) from the edge or surface of a hard material: we had to chip ice off the upper deckMás ejemplos en oraciones
nick, crack, scratch; damage
- A small hand shovel was leaning against the dirt wall in front of him and Eron picked it up and began chipping away portions of the wall.
- That afternoon I'd chipped my own pieces off the Wall.
- A second test involves chipping small sections of concrete from the floor in several areas.
- 1.1 [no object] (Of a material or object) break at the edge or on the surface: the paint had chipped off the gateMás ejemplos en oraciones
break (off), crack, crumble
- Bollards look unsightly with their paints all chipped off.
- The lock had the appearance of a half - rusted mailbox; the wall it belonged to also owned a door with most of the paint chipped off.
- Tables were overturned, the wood chipped off in jagged points with their legs snapped off and gnawed on.
- 1.2Cut pieces off (a hard material) to alter its shape or break it up: it required a craftsman to chip the blocks of flint to the required shape [no object]: she chipped away at the ground outside the doorMás ejemplos en oraciones
- This would be repeated until the rock was chipped down to the approximate size and shape of one of the few dozen letters in the flatumm alphabet.
- Once cooled, the outer clay is chipped away and the carbonized core reamed out, with the casting filed and chased.
- It took three or four weekends to chip enough stone for one weekend's block laying.
- 2(In golf, soccer, and other sports) kick or strike (a ball or shot) to produce a short lobbed shot or pass: he chipped a superb shotMás ejemplos en oraciones
- At the far end, Kanu shimmies outside the box, makes room for a shot and tries to chip the ball into the top left-hand corner.
- The president was in the small putting green outside the Oval Office chipping golf balls and whining - he did this a lot - to his aides.
- Beckham adroitly chips a dangerous ball into the box - who does he think he is, Zidane?
a chip off the old block
- • informal Someone who resembles his or her parent, especially in character.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- And he's a brick, a chip off the old block, a good ‘un.
- Daniel '71, Ph.D. '78 (early Islamic history), is what old-timers would call a chip off the old block.
- Son has worked with father since his teens and, by all accounts, is definitely a chip off the old block for, like his dad, Chris is ‘a practical guy’.
- • informal A deeply ingrained grievance or feeling of resentment, often deriving from a sense of inferiority and marked by aggressive behavior.[from an old custom of placing a chip of wood on one's shoulder as a challenge to a rival: if the rival knocked the chip off they were agreeing to fight]Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Savage, like many people who are motivated by hatred, has a chip on his shoulder as a failed academic rejected by liberal Berkeley.
- I had a chip on my shoulder about the chips on other people's shoulders, and as so often with shoulder chips, the chips I perceived in others were often imagined or exaggerated.
- I suppose you could grow up with a chip on your shoulder.
when the chips are down
- • informal When a very serious and difficult situation arises.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- But when the chips are down (despite some pretty unlikely situations), their determination shines through.
- And that in itself is another cause for satisfaction, another sign of a ‘team’ unified in its aim; when the chips are down and things aren't going their way they roll up their sleeves and dig in.
- I learnt a lot about people and dignity when the chips are down and this started my interest in helping people plan their careers and achieve a measure of survivability.
Verbos con partícula
- Gradually and relentlessly make something smaller or weaker: rivals may chip away at one’s profits by undercutting product pricesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Raquel still stood stiffly, but the passion in his voice was gradually chipping away at her suspicions.
- But over the match, Tranfield gradually chipped away at Nimmo's confidence and forced her to play long rallies.
- Those are the people they're chipping away at now.
chip in (or chip something in)
- Contribute something as one’s share of a joint activity, cost, etc.: the rookie pitcher chipped in with nine saves and five wins the council will chip in a further $30,000 a yearMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Enough revenue was chipped in, so to speak, to allow him to open a new restaurant on Second Avenue, where the food wasn't as sublime as its inspiration but was far more affordable.
- Old songwriting hand Tom Morgan chips in, so does Ben Lee with two beauties, and Jellyfish's Jon Brion not only co-produces but co-writes five tracks.
- Do it now and don't forget to fill out a gift aid declaration so that Uncle Gordon Brown chips in and increases your donation by 28%.
Middle English: related to Old English forcippian 'cut off'.