chop up

phrasal verb

chopped up; chopping up; chops up
: to cut (something) into small pieces
She chopped up the nuts and added them to the cookie dough.
He chopped the onion up for the stew.

Examples of chop up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 2021 redistricting commission restored several San Diego neighborhoods — including Clairemont, Linda Vista, Normal Heights and Rancho Peñasquitos — that had been chopped up in 2011. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2023 Fresh cranberries chop up nicely, but remain a bit drier, leading to a lighter color, but also a fluffier mix without all that extra moisture. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 16 Oct. 2023 Where the smooth landscape of spacetime meets the discrete, uncertain realm of the quanta, space and time get chopped up in a cosmic scale Cuisinart. WIRED, 27 Sep. 2023 Use this manual food processor to chop up all kinds of vegetables and cut down on your cooking (no pun intended). Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 2 Oct. 2023 People who need to chop up ice or blend heavier ingredients. Melanie Rud, Peoplemag, 10 Aug. 2023 One of the few times a federal antitrust suit has been used to chop up a tech company was the 1982 breakup of AT&T. Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2023 Ever since the coffee shop in the old hotel closed, this is where the morning talkers meet to chop up current events, discuss local politics and gossip. Jeff MacGregor, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 June 2023 Movies have long been chopped up to excise explicit scenes, sometimes including kissing, or on political or religious grounds. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Chop up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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