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v. hopped, hop·ping, hops
a. To move with light bounding skips or leaps.
b. Informal To move quickly or be busily active: The shipping department is hopping this week.
2. To jump on one foot or with both feet at the same time.
3. To make a quick trip, especially in an airplane.
4. To travel or move often from place to place. Often used in combination: party-hop.
1. To move over by hopping: hop a ditch two feet wide.
2. Informal To get on (a train) surreptitiously in order to ride without paying a fare: hop a freight train.
a. A light springy jump or leap, especially on one foot or with both feet at the same time.
b. A rebound: The ball took a bad hop.
2. Informal A dance or dance party.
a. A short distance.
b. A short trip, especially by air.
4. A free ride; a lift.
hop, skip, and (a) jump
A short distance.
hop to it
To begin an activity or a task quickly and energetically.
[Middle English hoppen, from Old English hoppian.]
1. A twining vine (Humulus lupulus) having lobed leaves and green female flowers arranged in conelike spikes.
2. hops The dried female inflorescences of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in brewing to inhibit bacterial growth and to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
3. Slang Opium.
tr.v. hopped, hop·ping, hopsPhrasal Verb:
To flavor with hops.
hop up Slang
1. To increase the power or energy of: hop up a car.
2. To stimulate with or as if with a narcotic.
[Middle English hoppe, from Middle Dutch.]
high oxygen pressure
(Plants) the dried ripe flowers, esp the female flowers, of the hop plant, used to give a bitter taste to beer
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|Noun||1.||hops - twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer|
genus Humulus, Humulus - hops: hardy perennial vines of Europe, North America and central and eastern Asia producing a latex sap; in some classifications included in the family Urticaceae
bine, common hop, common hops, European hop, Humulus lupulus - European twining plant whose flowers are used chiefly to flavor malt liquors; cultivated in America
Humulus japonicus, Japanese hop - ornamental vine native to eastern Asia; cultivated for its variegated foliage
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface