Definitions of chop

  1. To do anything with a quick motion, like that of a blow; to chap.
  2. To shift suddenly, as the wind.
  3. To cut by strokes; make cutting strokes; hew; mince.
  4. To chap.
  5. To veer, as wind.
  6. To crack. See Chap, v. t. & i.
  7. To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to cut into pieces; to mince; - often with up.
  8. To sever or separate by one more blows of a sharp instrument; to divide; - usually with off or down.
  9. To seize or devour greedily; - with up.
  10. To cut with repeated blows; to cut into very small pieces.
  11. To cut with a sudden blow: to cut into small pieces.
  12. To exchange or barter: to put one thing in place of another:- pr. p. chopping: pa. p. chopped.
  13. To cut with a sudden blow, or into small pieces.
  14. To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or other sharp instrument.
  15. To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize.
  16. To barter or truck.
  17. To exchange; substitute one thing for another.
  18. To purchase by way of truck.
  19. To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops about.
  20. To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.
  21. To interrupt; - with in or out.
  22. To make a quick stroke, as with an ax; to shift or change direction suddenly, as the wind.
  23. To shift suddenly, as the wind:- pr. p. chopping; pa. p. chopped.
  24. hit sharply
  25. strike sharply, as in some sports
  26. To cut off with a sharp instrument by a quick blow; to cut into small pieces, or to mince; to break or open into chinks; to chap.
  27. To cut off or separate by the blow, or repeated blows, of a sharp instrument; to cut into small pieces; to mince; to barter or exchange.
  28. Chopping.
  29. a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball
  30. a small cut of meat including part of a rib
  31. cut into pieces; " Chop wood"; " chop meat"
  32. A change; a vicissitude.
  33. To crack. See Chap, v. t. & amp; i.
  34. The act of chopping; a stroke.
  35. A piece chopped off; a slice or small piece, especially of meat; as, a mutton chop.
  36. A crack or cleft. See Chap.
  37. A movable jaw or cheek, as of a wooden vise.
  38. The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbor, or channel; as, East Chop or West Chop. See Chops.
  39. A permit or clearance.
  40. A jaw of an animal; - commonly in the pl. See Chops.
  41. The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbor, or channel; as, East or West Chop. See Chops.
  42. A piece chopped off; especially, a small piece of meat.
  43. Chopper.
  44. A piece chopped off, esp. of meat.
  45. The chap or jaw, generally used in pl.
  46. A small piece of meat.
  47. A jaw.
  48. A cut of meat containing a rib.
  49. An act of chopping, or a tool for chopping.
  50. A piece chopped off; a small slice of meat with the bone, as a mutton- chop; a crack or cleft.
  51. Change. To chop logic, to merely argue.
  52. The jaw; the mouth. See Chaps.
  53. Quality or quantity of tea.
  54. A piece cut or struck off; a piece of meat.
  55. In China, a permit or stamp; quality of goods; quantity.
  56. Chopped.
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