chop

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1chop

verb \ˈchäp\
choppedchop·ping

Definition of CHOP

transitive verb
1
a :  to cut into or sever usually by repeated blows of a sharp instrument
b :  to cut into pieces —often used with up <chop up an onion>
c :  to weed and thin out (young cotton)
d :  to cut as if by chopping <chop prices> <a bridge chops the lake in two>
2
:  to strike (as a ball) with a short quick downward stroke
3
:  to subject to the action of a chopper <chop a beam of light>
intransitive verb
1
:  to make a quick stroke or repeated strokes with or as if with a sharp instrument (as an ax)
2
archaic :  to move or act suddenly or violently

Origin of CHOP

Middle English chappen, choppen — more at chap
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CHOP

2chop

noun

Definition of CHOP

1
a :  a forceful usually slanting blow with or as if with an ax or cleaver
b :  a sharp downward blow or stroke
2
:  a small cut of meat often including part of a rib — see lamb illustration
3
:  a mark made by or as if by chopping
4
:  material that has been chopped up
5
a :  a short abrupt motion (as of a wave)
b :  a stretch of choppy sea
6
:  chopper 6
7
chiefly British :  ax 3 <it is the very top men who have got the chopDaily Mirror>

First Known Use of CHOP

14th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

3chop

verb
choppedchop·ping

Definition of CHOP

intransitive verb
1
:  to change direction
2
:  to veer with or as if with wind
chop logic
:  to argue with sophistical reasoning and minute distinctions

Origin of CHOP

Middle English chappen, choppen to barter
First Known Use: 1540

4chop

noun

Definition of CHOP

1
a :  a seal or official stamp or its impression
b :  a license validated by a seal
2
a :  a mark on goods or coins to indicate nature or quality
b :  a kind, brand, or lot of goods bearing the same chop
c :  quality, grade <of the first chop>

Origin of CHOP

Hindi chāp & Urdu chhāp stamp
First Known Use: 1614

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