chip

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. piece, splinter, fragment, flake; counter, check. See part, money. —v. t. break, split. See disjunction.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A fragment]
Syn. thin slice, shard, sliver, shaving; see bit 1 , flake , part 1 .
2. [A microcircuit]
Syn. microchip, integrated circuit, semiconductor, microprocessor, silicon chip, computer on a chip.
3. [A place where a piece has chipped off]
Syn. nick, scratch, flaw; see blemish , nick .
4. [A counter used in games]
Syn. token, poker chip, counter, marker, disk, piece.
having a chip on one's shoulder*,
Syn. ready to fight, belligerent, truculent, hostile; see aggressive 2 , angry .
in the chips*,
Syn. wealthy, having money, flush*; see rich 1 .
when the chips are down,
Syn. in a crisis, having trouble, in a difficult position; see in trouble 1 at trouble .
v.
Syn. nick, scratch, gouge, slash, hew, hack, crumble, snip, fragment, break, crack, flake, incise, shape, shape bit by bit, cut fragments from, whittle, crack off, splinter, gash, snick, notch, sliver, cut, cut off, chop, split, slice, chisel, clip, cut away, fracture, shiver, reduce.
Ant. join*, unite, mend.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
fragment, piece, bit, shard, scrap, sliver, shred, flake, dent, mark, nick, scratch, break, crack, flaw, fault.
II
v.
fragment, nick, crack, crumble, break off, sliver, fracture, splinter, scratch, flake.

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