chipping chipping  /ˈtʃɪ pɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
  2. (n) a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
  3. (n) a piece of dried bovine dung
  4. (n) a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
  5. (n) a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
  6. (n) a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling
  7. (n) electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
  8. (n) (golf) a low running approach shot
  9. (n) the act of chipping something
  10. (v) break off (a piece from a whole)
  11. (v) cut a nick into
  12. (v) play a chip shot
  13. (v) form by chipping
  14. (v) break a small piece off from
  15. (n) the act of chipping something

Usage(s):

  1. Nowadays the Ichiros, Dice-Ks and Chien-Mings of baseball are chipping away at the culture barrier.
  2. In one of the mall's countless stores, apron-clad Zhang Lijie is chipping away the rock around a 120 million-year-old fish fossil that she plans to sell for $3.
  3. Joe: after a week of Republicanmedia chipping away at the stimulus bill.

News

  1. Stroke Saver: How good alignment can help your golf game

    Arrowhead instructor Ben Kitts, working with Joey Burke, says the keys to good chipping and pitching by youths are: Having impact alignment and...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The News-Press

  2. Stroke Saver video: Alignment

    Arrowhead instructor Ben Kitts, working with Joey Burke, says the keys to good chipping and pitching by youths are: Having impact alignment and...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The News-Press

  3. Illinois county allows concealed carry

    By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com County officials are chipping away at Illinois's ban on carrying concealed firearms, refusing to enforce the law.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

Quotes

  1. "Senator Clinton, I think, has to be the prohibitive favorite going in given her name recognition, but we've been steadily chipping away," said Obama, seeking to downplay expectations.
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. Robson said: "Everyone has been talking about Manchester United and Liverpool and Arsenal. Fair enough, but Chelsea gave been chipping away and getting good results. They create very well and maybe have the best and deepest squad."
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: Sir Bobby Robson Source: ic Wales

  3. "I probably hit 18 greens and I don't remember chipping, so that was good, too,"' said Ochoa, a six-time winner this year. "It was a great day. It always feels good when you have no bogeys on your scorecard. ...... You've got to be careful...
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Lorena Ochoa Source: CNN

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