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English definition of “chip”

chip

noun uk   /tʃɪp/ us  

chip noun (FRIED FOOD)

A1 [C usually plural] UK (US French fry) a long, thin piece of potato that is fried and usually eaten hot: fish and chips beans/egg/sausage and chips oven chips (= chips that are baked in a cooker) A2 [C usually plural] US for crisp noun: a bag of chips [C usually plural] a thin slice of fried maize, banana, or other food that is eaten cold: banana chips

chip noun (COMPUTER PART)

B2 [C] (also microchip) a very small piece of semiconductor, especially in a computer, that contains extremely small electronic circuits and devices, and can perform particular operations: a silicon chip

chip noun (PIECE)

[C] a small piece that has been broken off a larger object, or the mark left on an object such as a cup, plate, etc. where a small piece has been broken off it: wood chips Polly fell and knocked a chip out of her front tooth. This mug's got a chip in it/out of it.

chip noun (PLASTIC COIN)

[C] a small plastic disc used to represent a particular amount of money in gambling: figurative The hostages are being held as a bargaining chip by terrorist organizations.

chip noun (SPORT)

[C] a kick in football or a hit in golf, in which the ball goes high into the air for a short time: His splendid chip from the 18 yard line caught the goalkeeper off his line.

chip

verb [I or T] uk   /tʃɪp/ (-pp-) us  

chip verb [I or T] (BREAK)

to break a small piece off something by accident: I wish my nail polish wouldn't keep chipping. He's chipped a bone in his wrist.

chip verb [I or T] (kICK/HIT)

to kick a football or hit a golf ball high into air for a short distance: Berbatov managed to sidestep a tackle and chip the keeper.
Phrasal verbs
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