chop off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of chop off

: 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

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

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

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

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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