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

For stylist Pernille Teisbaek, that meant hopping on a plane from Copenhagen, her saffron manicure and gilded accessories helping guide the way. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, and More," 1 July 2018 Some security analysts and opposition politicians have criticized Mr. Durazo’s lack of experience in security matters and questioned his history of hopping among political parties. Juan Montes, WSJ, "As Violence Soars, Mexico’s New Leader to Take Charge of Security," 24 July 2018 Its radars are designed to be resistant to enemy jamming and reportedly use rapid frequency-hopping and agile beam-steering. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Bad Weather Ruined a Shipment of Russia’s Best Missiles Bound for China," 19 Feb. 2019 Like to spend your days cramming in as much museum hopping and sightseeing as possible? Condé Nast Traveler, "Two Super-Travelers on Everywhere They Went While Pregnant," 5 Nov. 2018 But this hopping strategy should allow the rovers to explore the surface of Ryugu autonomously without drifting off. Loren Grush, The Verge, "A Japanese spacecraft just threw two small rovers at an asteroid," 21 Sep. 2018 Challengers must make it through the whole ride—no hopping on, taking a selfie and hopping off. Nancy Coleman, WSJ, "‘Every Minute Matters’: Disney Diehards Race to Hit 49 Rides in One Day," 7 Aug. 2018 But its genre-hopping and its trashier elements are very much intentional. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "You, now streaming on Netflix, tilts the rom-com into postmodern horror," 27 Dec. 2018 The gravity on Ryugu is one-66,500th of Earth's, so even a tiny push off the surface is enough to send the lander hopping (or potentially floating away from the asteroid). Megan Gannon, Space.com, "'Crazy' Rocky Surface of Asteroid Ryugu Revealed in MASCOT Lander Images," 13 Oct. 2018

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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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The first known use of hopping was in 1675

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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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