1. Chip potatoes into thin peaces.
  2. Chop potatoes into thin peaces.
    Do #1 and #2 mean the same?
    Are ‘chip’ and ‘chop’ interchangeable here?
  3. He chopped a branch off the tree.
  4. He chopped up all wood into pieces.
    Can I replace ‘chop’ with ‘chip’ in #3 and #4?
  5. These plates chip easily.
    Can I replace ‘chip’ with ‘chop’ in this sentence?

Chip potatoes thinly.
Chop potatoes into small chunks/slices/pieces.

  • they are not identical. To chip potatoes/vegetables is usually only used to refer to their cutting and cooking in a particular way.

He chopped a branch off the tree.
He chopped all the wood up into pieces,

  • you cannot replace them in 1 and 2 or 3 and 4.

These plates chip easily.

No - chipped crockery cannot be replaced with chopped crockery. These chips occur accidentally.