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Synonyms for chip

Synonyms for chip

a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

a piece of dried bovine dung

a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat

a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

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a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling

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(golf) a low running approach shot

the act of chipping something

cut a nick into

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play a chip shot

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form by chipping

break a small piece off from

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What we're seeing here is a chipping away at the monumental edifice of discrimination against gay and lesbian people that is supported by marital slams discrimination.
To begin chipping away at the company's much-discussed debt, Conseco has targeted $2 billion in assets to be sold.
Trainers and other experts have been chipping away at the runner's misconception of muscle mass for a long time now, recognizing that power is a combination of speed and strength, and that virtually every athlete can benefit from more strength.
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Ladanyi said the poise of the four defenders and McClelland enabled his forwards and midfielders to keep chipping away at Arlington until Omahen finally got the equalizer.
But it is another matter to introduce another inconsistency, further chipping away at the separation principle.
Frank and other gay critics of the Bush initiative view the secret deal as part of a pattern in which the Administration is chipping away at gay rights to appease conservative supporters.
Chipping away at the layers of rock with his hammer, Alvarez stumbled onto something that would revolutionize how scientists view our planet and the history of life.