chop off

phrasal verb

chopped off; chopping off; chops 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.

Examples of chop off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Step 5Slice 2 chops off lamb and serve with half each of salad and dressing. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 8 Aug. 2023 Already known in her native country for appearing in advertisements, Córdula was catapulted to the international stage after taking a friend’s suggestion and chopping off her hair. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Aug. 2023 Did these family members cry or protest when their relatives chopped off the hands and heads of some of their victims? Randy Ertll, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 According to accounts shared with The Washington Post, little girls and boys have melted their Barbies on the stove, run them over with bikes, chopped off their limbs and buried them in shallow graves in the woods. Anne Branigin, Washington Post, 15 July 2023 Built in 1796, ghost stories center around the tale of an enslaved woman named Chloe, who had her ear chopped off after she was reportedly caught eavesdropping. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 22 June 2023 Henderson basically chopped off the back half of the Wrangler's cab, removing the rear seats and cargo area but leaving the ladder frame beneath. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 16 June 2023 The Grace and Frankie actress changed up her look on Thursday, chopping off a significant amount of inches on her blonde locks. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 2 June 2023 Faith Pinho: Paulina had chopped off her hair after leaving. The Foretold Team, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2023 See More

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“Chop off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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