Definitions for CHOPtʃɒp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

choptʃɒp(v.; n.)chopped, chop•ping

  1. (v.t.)to cut or sever with one or more quick, heavy blows, using a sharp tool (often fol. by down, off, etc.):

    to chop down a tree.

  2. to make or prepare for use by so cutting:

    to chop logs.

  3. to cut into smaller pieces; mince (often fol. by up):

    to chop up celery.

  4. to hit with a sharp, downward stroke.

    Category: Sport

  5. (v.i.)to make one or more quick, heavy strokes, as with an ax.

  6. to deliver or administer a sharp, downward blow or stroke.

    Category: Sport

  7. to go, come, or move suddenly or violently.

  8. (n.)an act or instance of chopping.

  9. a short downward cut, blow, or stroke.

  10. a piece chopped off.

  11. an individual cut or portion of lamb, mutton, pork, or veal, usu. containing a rib.

    Category: Cooking

  12. crushed or ground grain used as animal feed.

    Category: Agriculture

  13. a short irregular motion, as of a wave.

  14. rough, turbulent water, as of a sea or lake.

Origin of chop:

1350–1400; ME; var. of chap1

choptʃɒp(v.i.)chopped, chop•ping.

  1. to turn, shift, or change suddenly, as the wind.

  2. to vacillate; change one's mind.

Origin of chop:

1425–75; var. of obs. chap barter, ME chappen,chepen, OE cēapian to trade, der. of cēap sale, trade (see cheap )


  1. Usu., chops. the jaw. the lower part of the cheek; the flesh over the lower jaw.

  2. chops, the oral cavity; mouth. Slang. the embouchure or technique necessary to play a wind instrument. Slang. technical virtuosity in playing a musical instrument.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of chop:

1350–1400; ME; perh. identical with chop1


  1. a stamp or seal used as an identification mark, esp. in the Far East.

  2. quality, class, or grade:

    a musician of the first chop.

Origin of chop:

1605–15; < Hindi chāp impression, stamp

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chop(noun)

    the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide)

    "the boat headed into the chop"

  2. chop(noun)

    a small cut of meat including part of a rib

  3. chop(noun)

    a jaw

    "I'll hit him on the chops"

  4. chop, chop shot(noun)

    a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball

  5. chop, chopper(verb)

    a grounder that bounces high in the air

  6. chop, chop up(verb)

    cut into pieces

    "Chop wood"; "chop meat"

  7. chop(verb)

    move suddenly

  8. chop(verb)

    form or shape by chopping

    "chop a hole in the ground"

  9. chop(verb)

    strike sharply, as in some sports

  10. chop, hack(verb)

    cut with a hacking tool

  11. chop(verb)

    hit sharply

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. chop(verb)ʃɒp

    to cut into pieces

    Chop the onion.

  2. chop(noun)ʃɒp

    a small piece of meat with a bone

    a lamb/pork chop

  3. chopʃɒp

    a downward cutting movement

    ***She cut it with a chop of the knife.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chop(verb)

    to cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to cut into pieces; to mince; -- often with up

  2. Chop(verb)

    to sever or separate by one more blows of a sharp instrument; to divide; -- usually with off or down

  3. Chop(verb)

    to seize or devour greedily; -- with up

  4. Chop(verb)

    to make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or other sharp instrument

  5. Chop(verb)

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

  6. Chop(verb)

    to interrupt; -- with in or out

  7. Chop(verb)

    to barter or truck

  8. Chop(verb)

    to exchange; substitute one thing for another

  9. Chop(verb)

    to purchase by way of truck

  10. Chop(verb)

    to vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops about

  11. Chop(verb)

    to wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words

  12. Chop(noun)

    a change; a vicissitude

  13. Chop

    to crack. See Chap, v. t. & i

  14. Chop(noun)

    the act of chopping; a stroke

  15. Chop(noun)

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

  16. Chop(noun)

    a crack or cleft. See Chap

  17. Chop(noun)

    a jaw of an animal; -- commonly in the pl. See Chops

  18. Chop(noun)

    a movable jaw or cheek, as of a wooden vise

  19. Chop(noun)

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

  20. Chop(noun)

    quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop

  21. Chop(noun)

    a permit or clearance


  1. CHOP

    CHOP is the acronym for a chemotherapy regimen used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. CHOP consists of: ⁕Cyclophosphamide, an alkylating agent which damages DNA by binding to it and causing cross-links ⁕Hydroxydaunorubicin, an intercalating agent which damages DNA by inserting itself between DNA bases ⁕Oncovin, which prevents cells from duplicating by binding to the protein tubulin ⁕Prednisone or prednisolone, which are corticosteroids.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. CHOP

    [IRC] See channel op.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'CHOP' in Verbs Frequency: #1104

Translations for CHOP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(in plural) the jaws or mouth, especially of an animal

the wolf's chops.

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