Translation of chip in Spanish:

chip

astilla, n.

Pronunciation /tʃɪp//tʃɪp/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (of wood) astilla feminine
      (of stone) esquirla feminine
      • She also doesn't mind imperfection, the odd chip or scratch.
      • Those pieces with the minutest chip or flaw were smashed.
      • Within two months after completion, the undermounted sink developed scratches, chips and discoloration.
      • Jabbing at the wood, they remove chips three to six inches tong.
      • To make wood-chip mulch, tow a chipper to the brush pile you left in the woods and blow the chips right into the trailer.
      • He was a mountaintop-tree expert with a truck and a crew and machines that chopped up trees into chips.
      • It's a good way to discover scratches, chips and dents early.
      • A chip or nick on the top of the jar may not allow the jar to seal, and scratches may cause the jar to break during heat processing.
      • Sympathising with the labourers in quarry fields, they say, women workers engaged in the work are unmindful of tiny stone chips embedded in their skins.
      • I'm a sucker for hickory chips but anything from mesquite chips to apple wood can add a distinctive flavour to your favourite dish.
      • There were no obvious tool marks, chips or defects, and the finish was perfectly consistent down to the sudden transition at the base of every fold.
      • I noticed Rob had a pretty good set of china, except that it showed its age with minor chips and scratches in the decal.
      • He looked over at her, her eyes like hard chips of granite, sparkling with the light from the fire but remaining hard.
      • Burlap bags brimmed with fragrant leaves and chips of various woods.
      • Although they are smooth, there are some with chips and faults and mixtures of two different types of rock.
      • I felt myself shiver and held onto myself in the dark as if I were a mere chip of wood or paper caught in a riptide.
      • The nuts are then crushed with lime and catechu, a scarlet and astringent extract made by boiling chips of wood from the areca palm.
      • If you're not prepared to rigorously keep up that pristine appearance, then the ensuing scuff marks, chips and cracks are sadly all too obvious.
      • Weeds often cause problems so use an ornamental ground cover or spread pebbles or stone chips.
      • Repairing chips and scratches on older pieces may present a color match problem.
      • Remove dints and scratches and chips from cars; detail your car inside and out and respray the car, for $1000.
      • Alice's zombie boyfriend is pounding the bathroom door, sending little chips of paint and wood cascading to the tiled floor.
      • The blast had knocked two of them down to the ground, along with chips of wood and brush being scattered everywhere.
      • He lifted it and hacked at the door again, and again, and small chips of wood started to fly off.
      • A Volkswagen Beetle left the road around 2.25 pm, thought to have skidded on newly laid stone chips.
      • Any cracks, chips, holes, dips or spalls should be repaired in order to achieve a flat surface.
      • Scraps of cloth and chips of wood lay strewn across the room.
      • Plane with the grain of the wood whenever possible, to avoid catching and lifting chips of wood.
      • The entire angel burst into flames, and stone chips began to flake away as Frost scrambled back for cover, gripping the small familiar in two hands.
      • The landowner gets quick cash, the company gets wood for chips, and workers at local sawmills get laid off.
      • Nests are lined with bark chips or wood shavings or are a shallow cup made of roots, leaves and other plant fibers.
      • She sent me out for chips and wood to start the fire.
      • Moreover, the chips and scars get more numerous as you approach the corner of the street - which is where the bomb must surely have landed.

    • 1.2(crack, break)

      desportilladura feminine
      muesca feminine
      there's a chip in this cup esta taza está desportillada / descascarillada

  • 2

    • 2.1(wafer)

      banana chips rodajas de plátano frito
      • potato chips patatas fritas

    • 2.2British Cooking
      (French fry)

      papa frita feminine
      patata frita feminine Spain
      papa a la francesa feminine Mexico Colombia
      (basket/pan) para freír papas
      (basket/pan) para freír patatas Spain
      • Low-fat oven chips are both less hassle to cook and significantly lower in calories than conventional, deep-fried chips.
      • The chips were from good potatoes, crisp on the outside.
      • If people are not eating enough fruit and veg then potatoes, including chips, are important.
      • The village of Comrie boasts the last chip shop in the country to use animal fat to deep fry its chips.
      • Vegetables and potatoes or chips are included in the price.
      • A notice indicated that at lunchtime and in the evening you could indulge in steak and kidney pudding, chicken and leek pudding or spring rolls with chips or jacket potatoes.
      • Stir again then serve with potatoes, chips, rice or pasta.
      • I ate potatoes, chips and pasta to restore all the energy in my body so I was more explosive.
      • Serve the fish and paprika chips at once with tartare sauce.
      • I had the remainder of my kid's supper: old bits of fish finger, chips, and, later, half a panettone with tea.
      • I now eat lots of fish, but not in batter, and of course I no longer eat things like potatoes, so chips are out.
      • All were served with a choice of chips or baked potato with a choice of butter or sour cream, and salad or vegetables which were cauliflower in cheese sauce or hubbard squash or salad.
      • Usually I don't eat potato but fish without chips by the sea would be silly and my son eats most of them.
      • The chicken was tender and nicely cooked and the creamy mash made a welcome change from new potatoes or chips.
      • Somebody a few cells down is smashing and trashing in a rage, furious that he has been given the grey sloppy Prison Regulation mashed potato rather than chips.
      • Potato is a vegetable (well, just) and hot chips are made of potato.
      • The other options on the two-for-a-fiver menu are haddock with chips and peas and Quorn chicken curry with rice.
      • Floating on the top is a pear crisp, so sweet and delectable you might wonder why anyone ever bothered making chips from potatoes.
      • There were a range of steaks to choose from, for example, and roast chicken, pork and lamb lunches, as well as hotpots and pies, all served with chips, potatoes or mash and vegetables.
      • They ate cream of leek and potato soup, followed by fish, chips and mushy peas.

  • 3

    Games
    (counter)
    ficha feminine
    they used it as a bargaining chip in the negotiations lo usaron de baza en las negociaciones
    • to be in the chips estar rico / boyante
    • If he likes to play the old-fashioned way, T. Anthony's game set holds cards, dice, poker chips, checkers, and chess.
    • Coins or small poker chips will serve as markers, and you can now buy little colored plastic train engines which look like the token from a Monopoly set.
    • Like poker chips, lasers may someday be molded out of plastic by the millions.
    • Life is a gamble, and I like playing ‘All-In’ (a poker term for gambling all your chips on one hand).
    • I thought maybe he'd taken a sudden interest in sewing but no - he intends to use them as gambling chips for poker games over at the other hotel.
    • I did not look upon the chips as money; to me they were what they were - just pieces of plastic.
    • The score can be recorded on paper or you can settle up in money or chips after each hand.
    • That was a mercenary term for a poker game with fake chips, one just played for relaxation.
    • It was defined in terms of how much gold you could turn it in for, like redeeming chips for money at a casino.
    • Money can be laundered through casinos by gamblers who buy chips, then cash them and provide a receipt to legitimise the proceeds.
    • Poker chips are recommended, with the white chips representing 5 units, the reds 20, and the blues 1000.
    • Scoring is best done with chips like many Chinese games.
    • They found it contained two bibles, a chess set, a backgammon game, a deck of cards, poker chips and several paper back pulp fiction novels.
    • A poker player with lots of chips can force the game.
    • Palace Poker can be played without money or chips also.
    • Based on an oval track car race, this fairly simple game uses cards as a track and poker chips as race cars.
    • The players also need a supply of money or chips for betting.
    • A drug dealer could convert his wads of notes into chips, put half on black and half on red then convert the chips back into clean money.
    • Instead of copy watches and copy CDs, I will sell copy casino chips and copy poker machine coins.
    • One night after the game I cashed in more in poker chips than I started with.
  • 4

    Computing Electronics
    chip masculine
    • Still, the test scores with both chips were repeatable, and the performance gain measured was that significant.
    • On some computers, the BIOS chip is not removable, and so it could only be replaced by swapping the entire motherboard.
    • Current integrated circuits, or computer chips, contain about 100 million transistors each.
    • This speed is more than 100 times faster than that of the best security chip available at the beginning of last year, a phenomenal increase.
    • To shrink the size of transistors on computer chips, semiconductor manufacturers are turning to shorter wavelength techniques.
    • He bends down, picking up some type of computer chip.
    • Computer chips are integrated circuits called microprocessors built up from transistors and other components.
    • Graphics chips render images by breaking them into small pieces called polygons.
    • The paper describes the proper structure for a new kind of metal electrode to accompany novel insulating materials in transistors on computer chips.
    • The overclocking world was shaken when Winbond announced that it would discontinue its entire line of RAM chips.
    • Over the next 18 months every plastic card will be replaced by one that contains a new, smarter computer chip which will store details of your secret PIN.
    • About every 18 months, the number of transistors in computer chips doubles.
    • An implanted computer chip will read the patient's own heart activity, sensing when the natural muscle is tiring, then kick-in to help the heart.
    • The new pricing brought the cost of Intel's notebook chips closer in line with its desktop products.
    • That's when he inherited the CEO post and set out to remake the company around a new flagship product, the digital signal processor chip.
    • An implantable, GPS-enabled chip is now becoming available.
    • Lower resistance means that transistors switch states faster and that makes chips compute quicker.
    • The electron beam was magnetically aimed so as to encode the stream of data to be written, forming it into a sequence of dark and light spots on the chip.
    • You find semiconductors at the heart of microprocessor chips as well as transistors.
    • You know, if I got a slightly larger memory chip, I could store it all on my phone…
  • 5

    • 5.1Sport
      (in soccer)

      (pase o tiro corto por encima de un jugador contrario) bombita feminine
      • We repeatedly are told to stop ‘quitting’ or decelerating at impact on our chips and putts.
      • He hit a poor tee shot, required two chips to find the green and then two-putted from 10 feet.
      • A dropped shot loomed at the long 16th after another bad drive, but from just over the back of the green Clarke holed out for par, using one of his woods for the chip.
      • If a player gets too aggressive on a downhill putt on one of those greens, his next shot could be a chip or a pitch from the fairway.
      • Among other things, you should also hit some chips and definitely some bunker shots.
      • More often than not you'll leave the next shot short with your chip or putt, and you'll probably be long with the next.
      • His chip kick was partially charged down, but the bounce took it in front of the posts only for desperate Waterloo cover to clear the danger.
      • But Tickle levelled the scores with a chip and chase to the line before Farrell's kick.
      • Similarly, York did not counter the fast-closing Park defence with the short chip kick.
      • In the drill shown here, I'm trying to hit chips short, long, left and right - but not to the pin itself.
      • All week I just warmed up by hitting a few chips and putts.
      • The most famous kick that Cantona ever delivered wasn't a sublime chip or a match-winning penalty, but a two-footed karate kick.
      • One touch took Giggs round the goalkeeper and a chip across the vacated goalmouth presented Ronaldo with the simplest of finishes.
      • Left with her second shot, her little chip barely reached the green.
      • If you do bail out right and short, you'll have an easy chip.
      • Angling my shoulders so they are parallel to the slope lets me hit uphill chips just like any other chip shot.
      • I've holed my share of chips and had quite a few near-misses.
      • The ball's solid rubber core and extremely thin but strong urethane elastomer cover appear to add distance to tee shots and control to chips and putts.
      • I finally pulled it way left of the green, hit a bad chip and sank a 30-footer.
      • So, while Woods is easily the best in the world from a tough situation - he's the most creative and has the most shots - he struggles to hit straightforward chips stiff to the hole.

    • 5.2also chip shotSport

      (golpe corto y seco que permite acceder al green) (in golf) chip masculine
      (in tennis) toque masculine


transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(damage)

      (crockery) desportillar
      (crockery) cascar River Plate
      (crockery) saltar Chile
      (tooth) romper un trocito de
      the paint got chipped la pintura se saltó / se desconchó
      • Haha… did I say something about the tall, lanky boy who chipped half his teeth roller blading that I seem to like too much?
      • Luckily they showed that I hadn't cracked it or chipped it.
      • Huge damage has been done to the plaza and large pieces are being chipped out of the seats there.
      • It fell on one's hair and froze there, creating a helmet of ice that had to be literally chipped away.
      • Her foot scuffed the pavement and chipped the side of a shallow pothole.
      • Woks were rusty, cleaning equipment dirty, ceiling paint chipping and the food elevator was covered in blood and dried food.
      • That afternoon I'd chipped my own pieces off the Wall.
      • The old neighborhood was falling apart, the paint was chipping off of the aging buildings and graffiti covered dumpsters, trash cans, benches, everything.
      • The surface of the rock was black from oxidation, and you could not always see the pink interior until you had chipped the piece with a rock hammer.
      • There were gouges in the stock and the paint had chipped off the selector switch.
      • He tried again with a harder swing and chipped off a small piece!
      • In its first season, the league used red pucks, but the paint chipped off quickly.
      • She saw a low ceiling with its paint chipped off - just like the ceiling of her house.
      • They were brown and the polish was chipping slowly.
      • Modern porcelain enamel can be chipped but only with a very hard blow that bends the base metal.
      • That movement saved him, as another silenced gunshot rang out, chipping the hard concrete floor above him.
      • Everywhere paint was chipping, wood was cracking, piles of putrid garbage were collecting, and laundry lines were being strung anywhere it was possible to do so.
      • I don't like it much and the polish is chipping so I think I'm going to go for a rust color.
      • The third response is that large crystals have a higher probability of being chipped or broken while being collected.
      • A small hand shovel was leaning against the dirt wall in front of him and Eron picked it up and began chipping away portions of the wall.
      • It was so cold in there sometimes that we could chip icicles off the inside of the window.
      • It is strong but can be chipped or broken easily, especially cup handles.
      • Tables were overturned, the wood chipped off in jagged points with their legs snapped off and gnawed on.
      • It was small, green paint chipping off everywhere.
      • But the projectile went very deep, so it may have chipped the bone a bit.
      • Her head fell upon a wooden end table, chipping parts of it.
      • The lock had the appearance of a half - rusted mailbox; the wall it belonged to also owned a door with most of the paint chipped off.
      • As he fell face-first his mouth smashed against the hard corner of the table, chipping a front tooth.
      • But day by day during those months, little Jamie chipped pieces of the sturdy shell that Serrah had made around herself.
      • It's carved, with paint chipping off and other paint coming through.
      • The unusual shape of the stone is in part the result of early visitors chipping pieces off to use as talismans or for curative purposes.
      • Just ask my dad and he'll willingly tell you how he had to chip an inch of ice off the windscreen before he could drive my mum to hospital.
      • A second test involves chipping small sections of concrete from the floor in several areas.
      • Bollards look unsightly with their paints all chipped off.

    • 1.2(cut, break)

      (hole) hacer
      (hole) abrir
      I chipped off the old plaster quité el yeso viejo quebrándolo / rompiéndolo
      • I chipped a piece (of wood/stone) off the block saqué un trozo (de madera/piedra) picando el bloque
      • Timber will be chipped, and papers and cardboards will be baled.
      • He was chipping away pieces of a large rock, slowly hollowing it out.
      • Now, however, there's no shortage of wood chipping machines.
      • He reached for a piece and just a hair too close to his fingers for comfort a knife chipped wood.
      • This would be repeated until the rock was chipped down to the approximate size and shape of one of the few dozen letters in the flatumm alphabet.
      • As he chipped the stone away, Michael realized it was a cylindrical object, tapering gradually to a point at each end, made entirely of the odd, silvery metal.
      • Now it's lying on the beach and he's chipped away the mud and shells to reveal an iron canon.
      • There was something about the beauty and simplicity of it that could chip the ice around a person's cold heart.
      • Once the trees have been chipped, the material is collected to be used at the Wigan Road centre for landscaping.
      • Once cooled, the outer clay is chipped away and the carbonized core reamed out, with the casting filed and chased.
      • But we can always chip ice out of the north pole cap, that's a billion cubic kilometres of water ice just sitting there waiting to be dealt with.
      • I decide to work on the first option - chipping the rock away.
      • The ‘bio-mass’ or wood is then chipped, dried and stored in the same way as grain.
      • He said for a night and a day the ice was chipped away revealing 54 bags of hashish ranging in weight from 50 to 100 pounds.
      • In the U.S. eradication program, infested trees are also chipped into tiny pieces after they are taken down.
      • Into this add 125g crushed amaretti biscuits with 125g chipped hazelnuts.
      • It took three or four weekends to chip enough stone for one weekend's block laying.
      • For a lot of them, we had to chip the ice away from their feet to get them off the belt until we could get those birds run.
      • He soon came upon a small clearing where he found some saplings; he broke one off and found some rocks which he used to chip another rock into a point.
      • He turns a chunk of wood over in his hands, mulling how he could cut it, sand it, chip it, glue it into something.

  • 2

    Cooking
    (slice)
    cortar
    chipped potatoes papas fritas feminine
    • chipped beef carne de vaca ahumada y cortada en rodajas finas
  • 3

    (in golf, tennis, soccer)
    levantar la pelota mediante un golpe corto y preciso
    • But they played as if it was a fine day - chipping the ball around, setting things up.
    • He chips the ball over Given and it bounces clear of both a backtracking Finnan and the empty net.
    • Beckham adroitly chips a dangerous ball into the box - who does he think he is, Zidane?
    • One thing every golfer can appreciate is a player who can chip the ball well.
    • O'Connor chipped the ball into the penalty area where Martin Reilly headed home from six yards.
    • Thomas Hunt was in the right place at the right time and chipped a right-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area into an empty net.
    • At one point in the game, Franco Baresi chipped the ball out to the left where Paolo Maldini was waiting on the touchline.
    • At the far end, Kanu shimmies outside the box, makes room for a shot and tries to chip the ball into the top left-hand corner.
    • He dummies Beye and has so much time and space to play with, it's inevitable he chips the ball lamely into the grateful hands of Runje.
    • Though Sullivan, timing his run from the wing to perfection, appeared to have chipped the ball over Shelley, a superb late tackle thwarted him.
    • Faced with a stymie in the afternoon round, Runyan casually chipped his ball over Snead's and into the cup for another winner.
    • Players chip the ball around rather than kicking long to packs so there are fewer marking contests involving more than two players.
    • Try to chip the ball so it lands on the towel and rolls to the hole.
    • He plays half the second hole one-handed, chipping the ball along the fairway with his right hand while cradling the phone to his ear with his left.
    • Larsson chips the ball across the face of the Anderlecht goal.
    • The president was in the small putting green outside the Oval Office chipping golf balls and whining - he did this a lot - to his aides.
    • He chipped his third shot through the green and watched as his fourth dribbled back to his feet before avoiding a double bogey by chipping in from 35 feet.
    • His shot arrived at the feet of Kerins, who skilfully chipped the ball over the stranded goalkeeper and into the net.
    • I often see amateurs try to chip the ball and just chunk it, leaving it in the rough.
    • Many 90s-shooters try to chip the ball from a snarled lie just off the green.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (china/cup) desportillarse
    (cup/china) cascarse River Plate
    (cup/china) saltarse Chile
    (paint/varnish) saltarse
    (paint/varnish) desconcharse
    to chip off saltarse