- 1 1.1 (of wood) astilla (f); (of stone) esquirla (f) a chip off the old block de tal palo tal astilla to have a chip on one's shoulder ser* un resentidoMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (crack, break) desportilladura (f), muesca (f) there's a chip in this cup esta taza está desportillada or descascarillada or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) cascada or (Chile) saltada
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 [Cookery/Cocina] 2.1 (wafer) banana chipsrodajas de plátano frito patacones (masculine plural) (Colombia) potato chips (American English/inglés norteamericano) papas (feminine plural) or (Spain/España) patatas (fpl) fritas, patatas (fpl) a la inglesa (Spain/España) , papas (feminine plural) chip (Uruguay) 2.2 (French fry) (British English/inglés británico) papa (feminine) or (Spain/España) patata (f) frita, papa (f) a la francesa (Colombia, Mexico/Colombia, México) to be as cheap as chips estar* tirados or regalados or (Andes) botados de precio (before noun/delante del nombre) [basket/pan] para freír papas or (Spain/España) patatas chip shop pescadería (feminine) (donde se vende pescado frito y papas fritas)More example sentences
- Usually I don't eat potato but fish without chips by the sea would be silly and my son eats most of them.
- Stir again then serve with potatoes, chips, rice or pasta.
- Low-fat oven chips are both less hassle to cook and significantly lower in calories than conventional, deep-fried chips.
- 3 (counter) [Games/Juegos] ficha (feminine) they used it as a bargaining chip in the negotiations lo usaron de baza en las negociaciones to be in the chips (American English/inglés norteamericano) estar* rico or boyante to cash in one's chips [colloquial, humorous/familiar, humorístico] estirar la pata [colloquial, humorous/familiar, humorístico], diñarla (Spain/España) [colloquial, humorous/familiar, humorístico] to have had one's chips (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] you've had your chips, mate la jodiste, hermano [vulgar] I thought I'd had my chips when the cable snapped creí que me había llegado la hora cuando se rompió el cable when the chips are down [colloquial/familiar] a la hora de la verdadMore example sentences
- 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.
- 4 [Computing/Informática] [Electronics/Electrónica] chip (masculine) silicon chip pastilla (feminine) de silicioMore example sentences
- 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.
- 5 [Sport/Deporte] 5.1 (in soccer) bombita (feminine) (pase o tiro corto por encima de un jugador contrario) 5.2chip (shot) (in golf) chip (masculine) (golpe corto y seco que permite acceder al green) (in tennis) toque (masculine)More example sentences
- 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.
Palacio de Oriente, also known as the Palacio Real, is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The Royal Family now lives in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.
- 1 1.1 (damage) [crockery] desportillar, cascar* (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , saltar (Chile) ; [tooth] romper* un trocito de the paint got chipped la pintura se saltó or se desconchó 1.2 (cut, break) [hole] hacer*, abrir* I chipped off the old plaster quité el yeso viejo quebrándolo or rompiéndolo I chipped a piece (of wood/stone) off the block saqué un trozo (de madera/piedra) picando el bloqueMore example sentences
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- 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.
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- 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.
- 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 (slice) [Cookery/Cocina] cortar chipped potatoes (British English/inglés británico) papas (feminine plural) or (Spain/España) patatas (fpl) fritas, papas (fpl) a la francesa (Colombia, Mexico/Colombia, México) chipped beef (American English/inglés norteamericano) carne de vaca ahumada y cortada en rodajas finas
- 3 (in golf, tennis, soccer)levantar la pelota mediante un golpe corto y precisoMore example sentences
- 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?
- verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (remove) [paint] descascarar, desconchar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (destroy gradually) [colloquial/familiar]to chip away
atsth they chipped away at his authority fueron minando or socavando su autoridad 2.2 (come off) [paint/varnish] descascararse, desconcharse
chip inverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [colloquial/familiar]