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chip US English

A small piece of something removed in the course of chopping, cutting, or breaking something, especially a hard material such as wood or stone

chip US Thesaurus

wood chips

V-chip US English

A computer chip installed in a television receiver that can be programmed by the user to block or scramble material containing a special code in its signal indicating that it is deemed violent or sexually explicit

chip in US English

Contribute something as one’s share of a joint activity, cost, etc.

on-chip US English

Denoting or relating to circuitry included in a single integrated circuit or in the same integrated circuit as a given device

blue-chip US English

Denoting companies or their shares considered to be a reliable investment, though less secure than gilt-edged stock

chip away US English

Gradually and relentlessly make something smaller or weaker

chip shot US English

A stroke at which the ball is or must be chipped into the air

cow chip US English

A dried cowpat

flip chip US English

A computer chip that is installed on a circuit board face-down, with connections formed by solder bumps rather than wires

taco chip US English

A fried fragment of a taco, flavored with spices and eaten as a snack

chip heater US English

A domestic water heater that burns wood chips

paint chip US English

A card showing a color or a range of related colors available in a type of paint

potato chip US English

A wafer-thin slice of potato fried or baked until crisp and eaten as a snack

silicon chip US English

A tiny wafer of silicon used to make an integrated circuit; a microchip

tortilla chip US English

A piece of corn tortilla which has been fried or baked until crisp, typically eaten as a snack

bargaining chip US English

A potential concession or other factor that can be used to advantage in negotiations

chip and PIN US English

A way of paying for goods by debit or credit card whereby one enters one’s personal identification number in an electronic device rather than signing a slip

chocolate chip US English

A small piece of chocolate used in making cookies and other sweet foods

a chip on one's shoulder US English

A deeply ingrained grievance or feeling of resentment, often deriving from a sense of inferiority and marked by aggressive behavior

a chip off the old block US English

Someone who resembles his or her parent, especially in character

woodchip US English

A chip of wood

woodchip paper in woodchip US English

Wallpaper with woodchips embedded in it to give a grainy surface texture

chipmaker US English

A company that manufactures microchips

clipper chip in clipper US English

A microchip that inserts an identifying code into encrypted transmissions, allowing them to be deciphered by a third party having access to a government-held key

chip in in chip US Thesaurus

we can afford the new dishwasher if everybody chips in

a chip on one's shoulder in chip US English

A deeply ingrained grievance or feeling of resentment, often deriving from a sense of inferiority and marked by aggressive behavior

chip away at in chip US Thesaurus

chipping away at their defenses

a chip off the old block in chip US English

Someone who resembles his or her parent, especially in character


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