chip in

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Verb[edit]

chip in

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To make a contribution; help in a small way; especially, to pay for a part of something.
    If we all chip in, we can afford to buy a pizza for lunch.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic, UK, informal) To interrupt a discussion for the purpose of making a comment.
  3. (transitive, idiomatic) To contribute
    He chipped in twenty for the retirement gift.
  4. (intransitive, golf) To put a chip shot in the hole.
    He chipped in from 20 yards for a birdie.
  5. (intransitive, card games) To put into the pot the amount of chips or money required to continue.
    He seemed to hesitate when he chipped in.