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chop off

Definition of chop off

  1. :  to remove (something) by cutting <She'd had her ponytail chopped off.> <He took an axe and chopped the low branch off the tree.>



Word by Word Definitions

chopplay
  1. :  to cut into or sever usually by repeated blows of a sharp instrument

    :  to weed and thin out (young cotton)

    :  to cut as if by chopping

  1. :  a forceful usually slanting blow with or as if with an ax or cleaver

    :  a sharp downward blow or stroke

    :  a small cut of meat often including part of a rib — see lamb illustration

  1. :  to change direction

    :  to veer with or as if with wind

  1. :  a seal or official stamp or its impression

    :  a license validated by a seal

    :  a mark on goods or coins to indicate nature or quality

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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