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  1. choppingnoun

    The action by which something is chopped.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Choppingparticipial, adj.

    An epithet frequently applied to infants, by way of ludicrous commendation: imagined by Stephen Skinner to signify lusty, from cas, Sax.

    Etymology: In this sense, of uncertain etymology.

    Both Jack Freeman and Ned Wild,
    Would own the fair and chopping child. Elijah Fenton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chopping

    of Chop

  2. Choppingadjective

    stout or plump; large

  3. Choppingadjective

    shifting or changing suddenly, as the wind; also, having tumbling waves dashing against each other; as, a chopping sea

  4. Choppingnoun

    act of cutting by strokes

  5. Etymology: [See Chop to barter.]


  1. Chopping

    In hip hop music sampling, chopping is the "altering [of] a sampled phrase [or break] by dividing it into smaller segments and reconfiguring them in a different order."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chopping

    chop′ing, adj. stout, strapping, plump.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chopping in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chopping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of chopping in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom.

  2. Donald Trump:

    They're chopping off the heads of Christians and anybody else that happens to be in the way. They're drowning people in steel cages.

  3. Leanne Brown:

    We think of cooking as being in the kitchen, chopping the stuff, making the thing, but you can't be in there unless you've done all these other things.

  4. Peter Moyle:

    It is a very delicate fish, but it’s just the first fish on the chopping block if we don’t manage the delta properly.

  5. David Anderson:

    The staff whose jobs are on the chopping block because of this bring thousands of years of direct patient care experience.

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    cloth coverings wrapped around something (as a wound or a baby)
    • A. hypostatization
    • B. auspices
    • C. swathing
    • D. volubility

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