chop
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: chŏp, IPA: /tʃɒp/
Noun

chop (plural chops)

  1. A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib.
    I only like lamb chops with mint jelly.
    • 1957, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, Franny and Zooey:
      I was standing at the meat counter, waiting for some rib lamb chops to be cut.
  2. A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.
    It should take just one good chop to fell the sapling.
  3. (martial arts) A blow delivered with the hand rigid and outstretched.
    A karate chop.
  4. Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long.
  5. (poker) A hand where two or more players have an equal-valued hand, resulting in the chips being shared equally between them.
    With both players having an ace-high straight, the pot was a chop.
  6. (informal, with "the") Termination, especially from employment.
  7. (dated) A crack or cleft; a chap.
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chop (chops, present participle chopping; past and past participle chopped)

  1. (transitive) To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions.
    chop wood; chop an onion
  2. (transitive) To sever with an axe or similar implement.
    Chop off his head.
  3. (transitive) to give a downward cutting blow or movement, typically with the side of the hand.
  4. (transitive, baseball) To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce.
  5. (poker) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players.
  6. (intransitive) To make a quick, heavy stroke or a series of strokes, with or as with an ax.
  7. (intransitive) To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize.
    • Out of greediness to get both, he chops at the shadow, and loses the substance.
  8. (intransitive) To interrupt; with in or out.
    • This fellow interrupted the sermon, even suddenly chopping in.
  9. (computing, transitive, Perl) To remove the final character from (a text string).
Translations Translations Verb

chop (chops, present participle chopping; past and past participle chopped)

  1. (obsolete) To exchange, to barter; to swap.
    • 1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica:
      this is not to put down Prelaty, this is but to chop an Episcopacy; this is but to translate the Palace Metropolitan from one kind of dominion into another, this is but an old canonicall sleight of commuting our penance.
  2. To chap or crack.
  3. (nautical) To vary or shift suddenly.
    The wind chops about.
  4. (obsolete) To twist words.
    • 1612, Francis Bacon, Of Judicature
      Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the judge.
  5. To converse, discuss, or speak with another.
Noun

chop (plural chops)

  1. A turn of fortune; change; a vicissitude.
Noun

chop (plural chops)

  1. (mostly, in the plural) A jaw of an animal.
  2. A movable jaw or cheek, as of a vice.
  3. The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbour, or channel.
    East Chop; West Chop
Noun

chop (plural chops)

  1. An official stamp or seal, as in China and India.
  2. A mark indicating nature, quality, or brand.
    silk of the first chop
  3. A license or passport that has been sealed.
Noun

chop (plural chops)

  1. (internet) An IRC channel operator.
    • 1996, Peter Ludlow, High Noon on the Electronic Frontier (page 404)
      IRC supports mechanisms for the enforcement of acceptable behaviour on IRC. Channel operators — "chanops" or "chops" — have access to the /kick command, which throws a specified user out of the given channel.
Synonyms
CHOP
Noun

chop (uncountable)

  1. (acronym) a chemotherapy regimen used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, consisting of Cyclophosphamide, Hydroxydaunorubicin (also called doxorubicin or adriamycin), Oncovin (vincristine) and Prednisone or Prednisolone
  2. (acronym)



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