A verb describing the action of a group of engineers sitting in a row, the first student actively completing an assignment, acting as the "base link", while the others copy one by one, from the student immediately to their left.
The base link is rotated from class to class, thus the responsibility is shared.
The activity not only builds trust and facilitates bonding within the chain group, but maximizes laziness and opens free time for drinking related activities.
Teaching assistants rarely catch on during marking, as each assignment is slightly different, similar to the changing whispered message in the children's game of telephone.
Occasionally, the later students in the chain will receive a better grade than the earlier students, or even the base link of the chain, a phenomenon yet to be fully understood.
Engineer 1: "Wow, that concrete assignment was so terrible, how did you solve question 4?"
Engineer 2: "I don't know, we chained it"
Engineer 1: "You are only hurting yourself by chaining..."