chip off

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

Chip off any loose paint.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • chip\ off\ the\ old\ block — n. phr. A person whose character traits closely resemble those of his parents. I hear that Tom plays the violin in the orchestra his father conducts; he sure is a chip off the old block …   Словарь американских идиом


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