chop down

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of chop down

: to cut (a tree, bush, etc.) at the bottom so that it falls to the ground
  • He chopped the tree down.
  • She chopped down some thick grape vines.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to cut into pieces

  3. : to weed and thin out (young cotton)

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

  2. : a sharp downward blow or stroke

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

  1. : to change direction

  2. : to veer with or as if with wind

  1. : a seal or official stamp or its impression

  2. : a license validated by a seal

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

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome


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