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  1. chopsnoun

    The mouth, jaws or jowl.

  2. chopsnoun

    A wind instrument player's embouchure.

  3. chopsnoun

    One's skill at musical interpretation and delivery; musical performance ability.

    Although the bass player had no experience playing in New Orleans, the crowd's enthusiastic response make it clear that he had the chops to make it in the very particular Crescent City jazz scene.

  4. chopsnoun

    One's skill at any endeavor.

    Although he did not know all of the ins and outs of the newsroom, he had the writing chops to become a regular contributor.

  5. chopsnoun

    The area where two tides meet and cause an irregular (choppy) sea.

  6. chopsnoun

    A pattern that involves carrying the object with the hand over the next object before throwing it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chops

    the jaws; also, the fleshy parts about the mouth

    Etymology: [See Chop a jaw.]

  2. Chops

    the sides or capes at the mouth of a river, channel, harbor, or bay; as, the chops of the English Channel

    Etymology: [See Chop a jaw.]


  1. CHOPS

    CHOPS is the stage name of Scott Jung, an Asian American hip hop producer, rapper and former member of the Asian American Hip-Hop group, the Mountain Brothers. Jung grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has Chinese ancestry. While with Mountain Brothers, he was known for using a combination of programmed and live instruments in his work, as opposed to sampling the work of others. Since the disbanding of the Mountain Brothers, CHOPS has worked exclusively as a producer, with his most high profile piece being the critically acclaimed 2011 video for Lonely Island entitled "The Creep."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chops in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chops in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Ramon Llamas:

    This time it's one smartphone cut in half, so there are some price savings to be had, samsung continues to see an opportunity to differentiate itself in an otherwise copycat market and still make some money off of it. It already has the innovation chops and the manufacturing capabilities to do this themselves, and it's practically a category that it can claim as its own until foldables gain greater salience. That's a strong position for Samsung.

  2. Frank Randol:

    We finally stabilized our industry, and now this chops the legs out from under us.

  3. Ghulam Raza:

    Now no one chops down trees to harvest fuelwood.

  4. Andy Ryan:

    Social media is a big part of the dining scene today and we didn’t have to think about it when we opened Boston Chops South End five years ago,said co-owner Chris Coombs. Now, it is imperative that photos of restaurant interior and food are beautiful when they are posted online by influencers. It is a great marketing tool for people to see our food, dcor and cocktails and hopefully entice them to check it out for themselves.

  5. Tim Howard:

    When Alex Ferguson left I think there was a lot of people probably in the media( licking their) chops, excited for and looking for the slaughter that was about to come -- that was impending because unless the next manager came in and was absolutely perfect that was what was going to happen, david Moyes is one hell of a tough character. If anyone can withstand that and brush it off and move on it's David Moyes.

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    incapable of being atoned for
    • A. motile
    • B. inexpiable
    • C. tenebrous
    • D. commensal

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