chop down

phrasal verb

chopped down; chopping down; chops 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.

Examples of chop down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gather Lots and Lots of Wood Be prepared to pick up a ton of sticks and chop down tree after tree at the top of Palworld. Reece Rogers, WIRED, 22 Jan. 2024 When the firefighter chops down the branch to which Asher has been clinging, he is sent hurtling into the stratosphere. Anna Tingley, Variety, 13 Jan. 2024 But not everyone has the opportunity to hit the local tree farm to chop down a tree, or even spend time surveying the lots for that perfect holiday centerpiece. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 26 Oct. 2023 The narrator chops down the trees to use their foliage to knit clothing. The Week Staff, theweek, 12 Jan. 2024 Construction workers were called in to dismantle the kitchen, and at one point, workers began chopping down trees lining the park. Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2024 The Elkhorn Slough Foundation, a nonprofit affiliated with the reserve, decided to automate the process after chopping down 8,000 tons of eucalyptus on 7 acres in 2021. Alix Soliman, Hartford Courant, 3 Jan. 2024 Real versus fake Christmas trees: Which is more environmentally friendly? Olivia Garcia of the White River National Forest in Colorado shared some tips before heading to your national forest to chop down a tree for the holiday season. Eric Noll, ABC News, 7 Dec. 2023 Emissions from changes in land use, mostly from chopping down forests, are expected to add another four billion tons. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Chop down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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