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chop Explained

chop at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


chop at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle chopped present participle chopping [T] // [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Perhaps from chap; CHAPPED]//
1 also chop up : to cut something into smaller pieces// --He went outside to chop some more wood for the fire.// --Can you chop up some carrots for me?// --Add two finely chopped onions and a clove of garlic.// chop sth into pieces/chunks etc // --Chop the meat into small cubes.//
2 informal to reduce an amount of money by a large amount: --He suddenly found that his income had been chopped in half.//
3 chop and change: BrE informal to keep changing your mind// --You can't keep chopping and changing like this!// chop at [chop at sth] phr v// to hit something with a sharp tool in order to cut it// --They chopped at the bushes with their knives.// chop down [chop sth → down] phr v// to make a tree fall down by cutting it with a sharp tool// --A couple of the older trees will have to be chopped down.// --Large areas of rainforest are being chopped down every day.// chop off [chop sth → off] phr v// to remove something by cutting it with a sharp tool// --The branch had been chopped off.//
chop 2 n [C]
1 a small piece of meat on a bone, usually cut from a sheep or pig: steak// --a grilled pork chop// --a lamb chop//
2 the chop: BrE // a) if you get or are given the chop, you lose your job// --Six more staff got the chop last week.// --He was worried that he might be for the chop (=lose his job) .// b) if something gets or is given the chop, it is closed or stopped because people do not want to pay for it any more// --We were worried the project might get the chop.// --Several other factories might now be for the chop (=likely to be closed or stopped) .//
3 a hard downward movement that you make with your hand: --a karate chop//
4 the act of hitting something with a sharp tool in order to cut it: --With one last chop he split the log in two.//
5 chops [plural] informal the lower part of the face of a person or animal - used humorously: --Jack was grinning all over his chops.//

chop at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

265 Moby Thesaurus words for "chop":
Saratoga chop, Vandyke, alter, ameliorate, amputate, ax, bang,
bank, barley, bash, bat, be changed, be converted into, be renewed,
beam, beating, belt, biff, billow, bird seed, bisect, blaze, blow,
bonk, border, bore, bottom out, box, bran, break, breakers,
broadside, broken ground, broken water, buffet, bust, butcher,
carve, cat food, change, checker, cheek, chicken feed,
chop and change, choppiness, chopping sea, cleave, clip, clout,
clump, coast, comb, comber, come about, come around, come round,
corduroy, corduroy road, corn, corrugation, crack, crenellate,
crenulate, crimp, crop, cube, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off,
cut up, cutlet, dash, degenerate, deteriorate, deviate, dice,
dichotomize, dig, dint, dirty water, dissever, diverge, diversify,
dog food, drub, drubbing, drumming, eagre, eatage, ensilage,
excise, feed, fissure, flank, flop, fodder, forage, fragment,
fusillade, gash, goose bumps, goose pimples, gooseflesh, grain,
gravity wave, ground swell, hack, halve, hand, handedness, hash,
haul around, haunch, hay, heave, heavy sea, heavy swell, hew, hip,
hit, horripilation, improve, incise, indent, jab, jag, jibe,
jigsaw, jowl, knock, knurl, lance, laterality, lick, lift, lop,
machicolate, make mincemeat of, many-sidedness, mash, meal,
meliorate, mill, mince, mitigate, modulate, multilaterality,
mutate, mutton chop, nick, notch, oats, pare, paste, pasturage,
pasture, peak, pelt, pet food, picot, pink, planking, plunk, poke,
popple, pork chop, pound, profile, provender, prune, punch,
quarter, rap, rend, revive, riffle, ripple, rise, rive, roll,
roller, rough, rough water, sandpaper, saw, scallop, scarify,
scend, scissor, score, scotch, scratch, scratch feed, sea, send,
serrate, sever, shift, shore, side, siding, silage, slam, slap,
slash, slice, slit, slog, slops, slug, smack, smash, snip, sock,
spank, split, straw, stroke, sunder, surf, surge, swat, swell,
swerve, swill, swing, swipe, tack, take a turn, tattoo, tear,
temple, thump, thwack, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide wave, tooth,
trough, tsunami, turn, turn aside, turn into, turn the corner,
undergo a change, undulation, unilaterality, vary, veal chop,
veal cutlet, veer, warp, washboard, water wave, wave, wavelet,
whack, wheat, white horses, whitecaps, whittle, whop, worsen,

chop at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb (-pp-)
1 ~ sth (up) (into sth) to cut sth into pieces with a sharp tool such as a knife:
[VN] Chop the carrots up into small pieces. * Add the finely chopped onions. * He was chopping logs for firewood. * (figurative) The country was chopped up into small administrative areas. [also V]
2 [VN] [usually passive] (informal) to reduce sth by a large amount; to stop sth
The share price was chopped from 50 pence to 20 pence.
3 [VN] to hit sth with a short downward stroke or blow
chop and change (BrE, informal) to keep changing your mind or what you are doing
chop (away) at sth to aim blows at sth with a heavy sharp tool such as an AXE
chop sth<->down to make sth, such as a tree, fall by cutting it at the base with a sharp tool
chop sth<->off (sth) to remove sth by cutting it with a sharp tool:
He chopped a branch off the tree. * (informal) Anne Boleyn had her head chopped off.

1 [C] a thick slice of meat with a bone attached to it, especially from a pig or sheep:
a pork / lamb chop

2 [C] an act of cutting sth with a quick downward movement using an AXE or a knife:
Give the mushrooms a quick chop before adding them to the pan.

3 [C] an act of hitting sth with the side of your hand in a quick downward movement:
a karate chop

4 (chops) [pl.] (informal) the part of a person's or an animal's face around the mouth:
The dog sat licking its chops.
get / be given the chop (BrE, informal)
1 (of a person) to be dismissed from a job:
The whole department has been given the chop.
2 (of a plan, project, etc.) to be stopped or ended:
Three more schemes have got the chop.
be for the chop (BrE, informal)
1 (of a person) to be likely to be dismissed from a job:
Who's next for the chop?
2 (of a plan, project, etc.) to be likely to be stopped or ended

Chop at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chop \Chop\, v. i.
1. To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or
other sharp instrument.

2. To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to
catch or attempt to seize.

Out of greediness to get both, he chops at the
shadow, and loses the substance. --L'Estrange.

3. To interrupt; -- with in or out.

This fellow interrupted the sermon, even suddenly
chopping in. --Latimer.

Chop \Chop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chopped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Chopping}.] [Cf. LG. & D. kappen, Dan. kappe, Sw. kappa. Cf.
{Chap} to crack.]
1. To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to
cut into pieces; to mince; -- often with up.

Chop \Chop\, v. t. [Cf. D. koopen to buy. See {Cheapen}, v. t.,
and cf. {Chap}, v. i., to buy.]
1. To barter or truck.

2. To exchange; substitute one thing for another.

We go on chopping and changing our friends.

{To chop logic}, to dispute with an affected use of logical
terms; to argue sophistically.

Chop \Chop\, v. i.
1. To purchase by way of truck.

2. (Naut.) To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops

3. To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.

Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the judge.

Chop \Chop\, n.
A change; a vicissitude. --Marryat.

Chop \Chop\, v. t. & i.
To crack. See {Chap}, v. t. & i.

Chop \Chop\, n.
1. The act of chopping; a stroke.

2. A piece chopped off; a slice or small piece, especially of
meat; as, a mutton chop.

3. A crack or cleft. See {Chap}.

Chop \Chop\, n. [See {Chap}.]
1. A jaw of an animal; -- commonly in the pl. See {Chops}.

2. A movable jaw or cheek, as of a wooden vise.

3. The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbor, or
channel; as, East Chop or West Chop. See {Chops}.

Chop \Chop\, n. [Chin. & Hind. ch[=a]p stamp, brand.]
1. Quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop.

2. A permit or clearance.

{Chop dollar}, a silver dollar stamped to attest its purity.

{chop of tea}, a number of boxes of the same make and quality
of leaf.

{Chowchow chop}. See under {Chowchow}.

{Grand chop}, a ship's port clearance. --S. W. Williams.

chop at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

а работа keep him busy
детето се намери рано сутринта the child was found early in the morning, (роди се) the child was born early in the morningвж. довеждамДОВЕДЕН брат stepbrother, half-brother
ДОВЕДЕН син stepson
ДОВЕДЕНa дъщеря stepdaughter
ДОВЕДЕНа сестра stepsister, half-sister
ДОВЕДЕНo дете ststepsonstepdaughterbring (along, home), fetch
иди доведи лекаря (go and) fetch the doctor
ДОВЕЖДАМ със себе си bring along, bring with one
прен. bring about, lead (до to)
(до дадено състояние) reduce, drive (до to)
ДОВЕЖДАМ докрай carry throu

chop at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a small cut of meat including part of a rib
2: a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts
backspin on the ball [syn: {chop shot}]
3: a grounder that bounces high in the air [syn: {chopper}]
[also: {chopping}, {chopped}]

v 1: cut into pieces; "Chop wood"; "chop meat" [syn: {chop up}]
2: move suddenly
3: strike sharply, as in some sports
4: cut with a hacking tool [syn: {hack}]
5: hit sharply
[also: {chopping}, {chopped}]

chop at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » chóp|chộp


Inter: wikipedia » dab=chop


* Inter: a » UK Inter: enPR » chŏp, Inter: IPA » /tʃɒp/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /tSQp/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-chop.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɒp

    Etymology 1

    Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » choppen|lang=enm, variant of Inter: term » chappen||to chop|lang=enm. Akin to Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » kappen||to chop, cut, hew|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » gml|- Inter: term » koppen||to cut off, lop, poll|lang=gml, Inter: etyl » da|- Inter: term » kappe||to cut, lop off, poll, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » kapa||to cut|lanf=da, Albanian Inter: term » copë||piece, chunk|lang=sq, Inter: etyl » ang|- *Inter: term » |cippian|lang=ang (only attested in compounds). More at Inter: l » en|chip.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Category: Image - :Chopping garlic-01.jpg|thumb|Chopping garlic
  • A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib.
    1. : Inter: usex » I only like lamb chops with mint jelly.
    2. A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.
    3. : Inter: usex » It should take just one good chop to fell the sapling.
    4. Inter: martial art » s A blow delivered with the hand rigid and outstretched.
    5. : Inter: usex » A karate chop.
    6. Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long.
    7. Inter: poke » r A hand where two or more players have an equal-valued hand, resulting in the chips being shared equally between them.
    8. : Inter: usex » With both players having an ace-high straight, the pot was a chop.
    9. Inter: informal » with "the" Termination, especially from employment.
      * Inter: seeCite » s
      * Inter: sense » dismissal, especially from employment (informal) axe, pink slip, sack
      Inter: trans-top » cut of meat

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|пържола|f|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » bg|котлет|m|sc=Cyrl
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|karbonade|c
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kyljys
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|côtelette|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kotelett|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|παϊδάκι|n|tr=παïδακι|sc=Grek
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|costoletta, Inter: t+ » it|braciola|f, Inter: t+ » it|taglio|m, Inter: t+ » it|costata|f
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|côtelette|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отбивная|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|chuleta|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » blow with an axe or similar utensil
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|сечащ удар|sc=Cyrl
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|isku
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Hieb|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|χτύπημα|n|tr=chtýpima|sc=Grek
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|colpo|m, Inter: t- » it|colpo d'ascia
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|tajada|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » martial arts: type of blow
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|atemi|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » ocean waves
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|aallokko

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » poker: result of a tied poker hand
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|égalité|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|alla pari

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » dismissal, especially from employment
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|уволнение|n|sc=Cyrl
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|potkut|p

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|licenziamento|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 剁
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: coup de hache {{m}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » it: taglio {{m}}
  • Inter: ttbc » ja: チョップ (Chiyoppu)
  • Inter: ttbc » ko: 절단 (cheoldan)
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: costoleta {{f}} (1)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » chops|chopping|chopped|chopped
  • Inter: transitiv » e To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions.
    1. : chop wood
    2. : chop an onion
    3. Inter: transitiv » e To sever with an axe or similar implement.
    4. : Chop off his head.
    5. Inter: transitive » baseball To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce.
    6. Inter: poke » r To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players.
      Inter: trans-top » to cut into pieces

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|накълцвам, Inter: t+ » bg|цепя, Inter: t+ » bg|сека, Inter: t+ » bg|отсичам
  • Chinese: 砍
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hakata, Inter: t- » fi|pilkkoa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|hacher, Inter: t+ » fr|découper
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ჩეხა|sc=Geor|tr=č'exa
  • German: hacken, zerhacken, abhacken
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κόβω|tr=kóvo|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|felvág, Inter: t- » hu|darabol

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|tagliare
    • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|škaļdeit
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|skaldīt
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t+ » lb|hachéieren
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|siekać, Inter: t+ » pl|kroić
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|picar, Inter: t- » pt|decepar
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cortar, Inter: t+ » es|picar, Inter: t- » es|tajar

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to sever with an axe or similar
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hakata (Inter: t- » fi|irti)
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ჩეხა|sc=Geor|tr=č'exa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κόβω|tr=kóvo|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|τέμνω|tr=témno|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » baseball: to hit the ball downward
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » poker: to divide the pot
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from the noun or verb chop
    • chop chop
    • chopper
    • chopping board

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • chop logic
  • chops
  • chopstick

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • choppy
    • karate chop
    • try out one's own chops

    Inter: rel-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    Of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of Inter: term » chap.


    Inter: en-verb » chops|chopping|chopped
  • Inter: obsolet » e To exchange, to barter; to swap.
    1. 1644, Inter: w » John Milton, Aeropagitica:
    2. : this is not to put down Prelaty, this is but to chop an Episcopacy; this is but to translate the Palace Metropolitan from one kind of dominion into another, this is but an old canonicall sleight of commuting our penance.

      Etymology 3

      Inter: etyl » hi Inter: term » छाप|tr=ćhāp||stamp|lang=hi|sc=Deva


      Inter: en-nou » n

  • An official stamp or seal.
  • Mark indicating nature, quality, or brand.

  • Nigerian Pidgin

    Inter: rfe » lang=pcm


  • eat

  • Category: Category:Nigerian Pidgin verbs -
    Translation: cy » chop
    Translation: et » chop
    Translation: es » chop
    Translation: eu » chop
    Translation: fr » chop
    Translation: gl » chop
    Translation: ko » chop
    Translation: io » chop
    Translation: it » chop
    Translation: kn » chop
    Translation: li » chop
    Translation: hu » chop
    Translation: mg » chop
    Translation: ml » chop
    Translation: my » chop
    Translation: pl » chop
    Translation: pt » chop
    Translation: ru » chop
    Category: simple:chop -
    Translation: fi » chop
    Translation: sv » chop
    Translation: tl » chop
    Translation: ta » chop
    Translation: te » chop
    Translation: vi » chop
    Translation: zh » chop

    chộp at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » chop|chóp



    Inter: vi-ver » b
  • seize, catch, snatch, grab, nab

  • Inter: attention » vi
    Translation: fr » chộp
    Translation: mg » chộp
    Translation: vi » chộp
    Translation: zh » chộp

    chóp at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » chop|chộp

    Tai Dam


    Inter: head » blt|noun
  • hoe



  • Translation: fr » chóp
    Translation: ko » chóp
    Translation: mg » chóp
    Translation: vi » chóp
    Translation: zh » chóp

    chöp at English (WD) Of Explained:



    From Inter: etyl » tr|lad Inter: term » çöp|lang=tr.


    Inter: lad-noun » l|g=m
  • garbage, trash can