Definition of chip in (or chip something in) in English:

chip in (or chip something in)

phrasal verb

  • 1Contribute something as one's share of a joint activity, cost, etc.

    ‘Rollie chipped in with nine saves and five wins’
    ‘the council will chip in a further £30,000 a year’
    • ‘For AAM, Paddy Conlon replied with a hat-trick, but with Bruce Rowan, Ryan Cathro, Gordon Shepherd and Dailly again chipping in after half time, Wanderers made it look comfortable.’
    • ‘It's good that all our strikers are scoring and, with the other players chipping in too, we're always going to be a goal-scoring threat.’
    • ‘We have thought of a few options like borrowing a barn on a farm and doing it all up and looking at everyone else chipping in.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Too often we win games through an individual performance and to be a complete side capable of winning next year's World Cup we need to get everyone chipping in,’ he said.’
    • ‘And finally, the celebrated tv personality Melvyn Bragg chips in with this.’
    • ‘He scored 18 goals in Greece last season so I expect him to be chipping in when he gets in the swing.’
    • ‘Although the money from the Government is not a substantial amount, if everyone chips in the total can add up very nicely.’
    • ‘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%.’
    • ‘If he keeps popping up in the box, he could end up being a midfield player who chips in with double figures - maybe not this year, but in future years.’
    • ‘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.’
    contribute, donate, give, make a contribution, make a donation, hand over, pay
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  • 2informal Make an interjectio; interject.

    with direct speech ‘‘He's right,’ Gloria chipped in’
    • ‘His pal, a farmer's son, chips in, ‘Not as serious now, though, is it?’’
    • ‘But that didn't stop Gilz chipping in with the now days old argument, ‘If you go to a farm there's milk and cheese.’’
    • ‘Fellow dancer Dave Brisk chips in, ‘It's also a great opportunity to meet new people and make some new friends.’’
    • ‘‘How you feature in it, and the respect they (the artist) have for you,’ Lotta chips in.’
    • ‘Geoff chips in: ‘By the eighth day we had almost given up hope and would have settled for just a phone call to let us know she was safe and being well cared for.’’
    • ‘That thought seems to have occurred to his daughter as well: ‘I wouldn't enjoy playing the game that I love for money,’ she chips in.’
    • ‘‘Well, if we're using a fender amp we should really use a fender cab ’, Andy chips in.’
    • ‘‘And the only thing that me and Kenny know is music so we just did that and created this huge bouncing building,’ Woody chips in.’
    • ‘‘And not when she's got this very tough-looking girlfriend hovering in the background,’ Ryan chips in.’
    interrupt, cut in, chime in, break in, interject, interpose, butt in
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