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chip1

chip1

 
 
pronunciation:
chIp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small piece broken or cut from a hard material.
A chip flew off the stone when I hit it with a hammer.
similar words:
piece, splinter
definition 2: a space that remains when a small piece has broken off.
I dropped the plate, and now it has a chip in it.
similar words:
crack, fault, score
definition 3: a small, thin piece of food.
I bought a bag of potato chips.
 
similar words:
bit, crumb, slice
definition 4: a small, electronic part of a computer.
This computer has a powerful new chip.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: chipped, chipping, chips
definition: to cause a small piece to break off from the surface of something.
I chipped my tooth.
Word Builder: kinds of chips
  • chocolate chip:
    a very small piece of chocolate.
  • potato chip:
    a very thin slice of potato fried in oil.
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