chip off

chip off
verb
break off (a piece from a whole)
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Her tooth chipped

Syn: ↑chip, ↑come off, ↑break away, ↑break off
Derivationally related forms: ↑chip (for: ↑chip), ↑chipping (for: ↑chip)
Hypernyms: ↑separate, ↑divide, ↑part
Hyponyms: ↑peel off, ↑peel, ↑flake off, ↑flake, ↑exfoliate
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Something is ——ing PP

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chip off (or orig
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ˌchip ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they chip off he/she/it chipping off chips off past tense chipped off past participle chipped off] phrasal verb
to remove small pieces of something from a surface by hitting it

Chip off any loose paint.

Thesaurus: to breaksynonym
Main entry: chip

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ˌchip ˈoff | ˌchip sthˈoff derived
to damage sth by breaking a small piece off it; to be damaged in this way

He chipped off a piece of his tooth.

The paint had chipped off.

Main entry:chipderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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