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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

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

  22. Origin: [See Chap.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chop

    chop, v.t. to cut with a sudden blow: to cut into small pieces: (Milton) to change: to exchange or barter: (Milton) to trade in: to bandy words.—v.i. to change about: to shift suddenly, as the wind.—n. a blow: a piece cut off: a slice of mutton or pork, containing a rib: a change: vicissitude.—ns. Chop′-house, a house where mutton-chops and beef-steaks are served: an eating-house; Chop′per, one who or that which chops: a cleaver; Chop′ping-knife, a knife for chopping or mincing meat.—adj. Chop′py, full of chops or cracks: running in irregular waves—also Chop′ping.—Chop and change, to buy and sell: to change about; Chop at, to aim a blow at; Chop in, to break in, interrupt; Chop logic, to dispute in logical terms: to bandy words; Chop up, to cut into small pieces.—A chop-logic (Shak.), a contentious fellow. [A form of Chap.]

  2. Chop

    chop, n. the chap or jaw, generally used in pl.: a person with fat cheeks: the mouth of anything, as a cannon.—adj. Chop′-fall′en, lit. having the chop or lower jaw fallen down: cast-down: dejected. [See Chap (3).]

  3. Chop

    chop, n. in China and India, an official mark or seal: a license or passport which has been sealed. [Hind. chhāp, seal, impression.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. CHOP

    [IRC] See channel op.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chop in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of chop in a Sentence

  1. Henry Ford:

    Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.

  2. Mrs Patrick Campbell, to George Bernard Shaw:

    ??? One day you will eat a chop, joey, then God help all women.

  3. Greg Universe:

    If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs.

  4. Abraham Lincoln:

    If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.

  5. Loren Cordain:

    He would be better off replacing the high-salt bacon with a grass-produced pork chop.

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Translations for chop

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  • накълцвам, сечащ удар, сека, пържола, уволнение, котлет, отсичам, цепяBulgarian
  • zerhacken, Hieb, abhacken, Kotelett, hacken, schlagenGerman
  • παϊδάκι, λιανίζω, κοψίδι, τσεκουριά, τέμνω, πελεκώ, χτύπημα, κόβω, τεμαχίζω, μπριζόλα, απόλυσηGreek
  • chuleta, picar, tajar, cortar, tajadaSpanish
  • ریز ریز کردنPersian
  • isku, hakata, potkut, irti, pilkkoa, aallokko, kyljysFinnish
  • découper, égalité, côtelette, atemi, couper, hacherFrench
  • felvág, darabolHungarian
  • colpo d'ascia, costata, braciola, licenziamento, costoletta, tagliare, alla pari, colpo, taglioItalian
  • ჩეხაGeorgian
  • hachéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • skaldītLatvian
  • tokitokiMāori
  • တုံးBurmese
  • karbonadeDutch
  • siekać, kroićPolish
  • picar, deceparPortuguese
  • отбивнаяRussian
  • Chinese

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