hopping

adverb
hop·​ping | \ ˈhä-piŋ How to pronounce hopping (audio) \

Definition of hopping

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: extremely, violently used in the phrase hopping mad

hopping

adjective

Definition of hopping (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : intensely active : busy they kept us hopping
2 : extremely angry

hopping

noun

Definition of hopping (Entry 3 of 3)

: a going from one place to another of the same kind usually used in combination gallery-hoppingbar-hopping

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Examples of hopping in a Sentence

Adjective The boss kept me hopping all day. when he saw what I'd done to his car, the other driver was hopping
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective But the hoppingest place to be is the locals-favorite The Mangy Moose, a cavernous, packed, two-level, two-bar building hung with license plates and a huge, well, ragged taxidermied moose. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Jackson Hole Is the Perfect Ski Town," 21 Mar. 2018 The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport will be a hopping place this coming weekend and next for Christmas and New Year's Day. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Everything you need to know about getting around CVG this holiday season," 20 Dec. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Our journey began with a one-hour island-hopping drive: across the causeway to green, exclusive Sanibel Island, with its whopping $6 toll. Simon Peter Groebner, Star Tribune, "Florida's wild 'quarantine' island is an escape from Fort Myers' crowds," 19 Feb. 2021 The time-hopping – and plot-excising that comes with it – undercut character and relationship development, muddle the already-complex plot and take the oomph out of what could be the most bombastic scenes. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "'The Stand' review: CBS All Access makes a somewhat entertaining mess out of Stephen King's epic," 18 Dec. 2020 Shot in black and white to breathtakingly evoke the 1930s, the film cleverly adopts a time-hopping format intended to approximate the structure of the movie at its core. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Mank' slides into Hollywood history through the troubled writer of 'Citizen Kane'," 13 Nov. 2020 As much as all the incessant body swapping and dimension hopping, this vision of New York may be what ultimately marks this story as a fantasy — an escapist evocation of a happier, more carefree moment. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Indie Focus: Candy-colored revenge in ‘Promising Young Woman’," 24 Dec. 2020 That is where drug traffickers actively move cocaine northward toward U.S. shores, stopping along the coast of Central America or island hopping in the Caribbean along the way. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Trump wants to make his southern anti-drug fight permanent," 17 Dec. 2020 Ricks said one of those in the group had gone bar-hopping in Milwaukee the weekend before. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks game host lost grandfather to COVID-19, then contracted it herself. She's warning other young people to take the virus seriously.," 2 Nov. 2020 Park hopping will be available for passholders and ticket-holders who have that option on their plans. Gabrielle Russon, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney World is bringing back Park Hopper tickets starting Jan. 1," 20 Nov. 2020 Isn’t his quick hopping analogous to Ann’s continually practicing her accent, i.e., a form of admirable professionalism? George Saunders, The New Yorker, "Ghoul," 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of hopping

Adverb

1675, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hopping

Adverb

see hop entry 1

Adjective

see hop entry 1

Noun

see hop entry 1

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Time Traveler for hopping

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The first known use of hopping was in 1675

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Cite this Entry

“Hopping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hopping. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for hopping

hopping

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of hopping

 (Entry 1 of 3)

informal : very or extremely

hopping

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hopping (Entry 2 of 3)

informal : very busy or active

hopping

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hopping (Entry 3 of 3)

informal : the activity of going from one place to another place of the same kind

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