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hop

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hop

  1. 1 a social gathering for dancing <back in those days taking someone to the school hop was a big deal> Synonyms ball, cotillion (also cotillon), formal, dance, promRelated Words blowout, celebration, event, festival, festivity, fete (or fête), gala, masque (also mask), masquerade, mixer, party, reception, shindig, soiree (or soirée); hoedown, square dance

  2. 2 an act of leaping into the air <she made it across the rocky creek in two hops> Synonyms bound, jump, leap, spring, vaultRelated Words bounce, lope, skip; caper, capriole, gambado, gambol; attack, pounce; dive, pitch, plunge




hop

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hop

  1. 1 to move with a light springing step <a rabbit hopped across the frozen grass> Synonyms bounce, bound, skip, lollop, lope, tripRelated Words caper, frisk, gambol, romp; skim, skitter; jump, leap, vaultNear Antonyms lumber, plod, trudge

  2. 2 to propel oneself upward or forward into the air <the bus stopped, a lone passenger hopped on, and the driver continued on his way> Synonyms bound, jump, leap, spring, vaultRelated Words bounce, hurdle, leapfrog, lope, skip; buck; caper, capriole, cavort, frolic, gambol, romp; attack, pounce; shoot, skyrocket




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