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chip
British English: /tʃɪp/
American English: /tʃɪp/

Translation of chip in French:

noun

  • 2 (mark, flaw) (in wood, china, glass) this cup has a chip in it
    cette tasse est ébréchée
  • 3 (British English) (Culinary) (fried potato)
  • 4 (American English) (potato crisp) a packet of chips
    un paquet de chips
  • 6 (Sport) (in golf)
    coup (m) d'approche
    (in football)
    to play a chip
    (in golf)
    faire une approche
  • 7 (Games) (in gambling)
    (smaller)
    to cash in one's chips
    [literal]
    encaisser ses plaques
    [figurative]
    ramasser ses billes
    (informal)

transitive verb p prés etc -pp-

  • 1 (damage)
    (glass, cup, plate)
    (precious stone)
    (paint)
    to chip a tooth/bone
    se casser une dent/un os
    a chipped cup
    une tasse ébréchée

intransitive verb p prés etc -pp-

  • 1 (damage)
    (plate, glass)
    s'ébrécher
    (paint, varnish)
    s'écailler
    (tooth)
    se casser
    (precious stone)
    s'écorner
  • 2 (Sport) (in golf)
    faire une approche

Idioms

to have a chip on one's shoulder

être amer/-ère

he's got a chip on his shoulder about not having gone to university

il n'est jamais allé à l'université et il en veut à tout le monde à cause de cela

to be a chip off the old block

être bien le fils de son père/la fille de sa mère

when the chips are down

dans les moments difficiles

[informal]
he's had his chips

(British English)
il est cuit
(informal)

Phrasal verbs

chip away

1 chip away
(paint, plaster)
s'écailler
to chip away at
(carve) (marble, rock)
[figurative]
affaiblir [quelque chose] progressivement
(power, authority)
(confidence)
2 chip away [something], chip [something] away
enlever [quelque chose] petit à petit
(paint, plaster)

chip in

(British English) (informal) 1.1 (in conversation) (gen)
(officiously) (informal)
1.2 (contribute money)
donner un peu d'argent
she chipped in with £5
elle a mis cinq livres de sa poche

chip off

1 chip off
(paint, plaster)
s'écailler
2 chip off [something], chip [something] off
(plaster) from de
he chipped a piece off
il a enlevé un éclat
to chip a piece off a tooth
ébrécher une dent

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