"chipping" in the noun sense
1. chip, chipping, splintering
the act of chipping something
"chipping" in the verb sense
1. chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off
break off (a piece from a whole
"Her tooth chipped"
2. nick, chip
cut a nick into
play a chip shot
form by chipping
"They chipped their names in the stone"
5. chip, knap, cut off, break off
break a small piece off from
"chip the glass"
"chip a tooth"
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