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

Translation of chip in French:


  • 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) chandelle (f)
    to play a chip (in golf)

    faire une approche
  • 7 (Games) (in gambling)
    (smaller) jeton (m)
    to cash in one's chips
    encaisser ses plaques
    ramasser ses billes [informal]

transitive verb p prés etc -pp-

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


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

he's had his chips

[informal] (British English)
il est cuit [informal]

Phrasal verbs

chip away

1 chip away
(paint, plaster)
to chip away at
(carve) tailler (marble, rock)
affaiblir [quelque chose] progressivement (power, authority)
miner (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)
(officiously) mettre son grain de sel [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)
2 chip off [something], chip [something] off
écailler (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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