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Definition of "chipping" []

  • Present participle of chip. (verb)
  • A fragment broken off of a larger material (noun)
  • The act of breaking something into small fragments, or of removing fragments from pottery etc. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "chipping" in a sentence
  • "It is whether the five Republican appointees on the Court are interested in chipping away at it, or whether they'd prefer to avoid that confrontation with the administration and the Democrats."
  • "We still have much work to do in chipping away at barriers to development caused by ignorance or lack of awareness."
  • "In the meantime, the planner suggests that Gonzalez and Cruz increase their mortgage payments so they can begin chipping away at principal, not just interest."