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  1. (verb-transitive) To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax: chop wood.
  2. (verb-transitive) To shape or form by chopping: chop a hole in the ice.
  3. (verb-transitive) To cut into small pieces: chop onions; chop up meat.
  4. (verb-transitive) To curtail as if by chopping: chopped off his sentence midway; are going to chop expenses.
  5. (verb-transitive) Sports To hit or hit at with a short swift downward stroke.
  6. (verb-intransitive) To make heavy, cutting strokes.
  7. (verb-intransitive) Archaic To move roughly or suddenly.
  8. (noun) The act of chopping.
  9. (noun) A swift, short, cutting blow or stroke.
  10. (noun) Sports A short downward stroke.
  11. (noun) A piece that has been chopped off, especially a cut of meat, usually taken from the rib, shoulder, or loin and containing a bone.
  12. (noun) A short irregular motion of waves.
  13. (noun) An area of choppy water, as on an ocean.
  14. (verb-intransitive) To change direction suddenly, as a ship in the wind.
  15. (noun) An official stamp or permit in the Far East.
  16. (noun) A mark stamped on goods or coins to indicate their identity or quality.
  17. (noun) Quality; class: first chop.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Then the giddy feeling grew more oppressive, the trees began to slowly sail round him, and there appeared to be several squirrels and several branches all whisking their bushy tails and uttering that peculiar sound of theirs -- chop, chop, chop, -- as if they had learned it from the noise made by the woodman in felling trees. - The Weathercock Being the Adventures of a Boy with a Bias
  2. While many would like to believe that a low was made in early August, if history is any guide investors are likely to find themselves entering what we call the "chop zone" as we move into the month of September. - - Top Stories
  3. "Well, I suppose I am; but that's what I call chop logic -- aren't it, master?" - Jacob Faithful
  4. The pork chop is now crying about the World Trade Center plane crash. - Archive 2009-11-01
  5. A lamb chop is chuleta de carnero or chuleta de cordero. - A Guide to Mexican Butcher Shops Part II: Pork and Lamb


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