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chop 1

 (chŏp)
v. chopped, chop·ping, chops
v.tr.
1.
a. To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an axe: chop wood.
b. To shape or form by chopping: chop a hole in the ice.
c. To cut into small pieces: chop onions and carrots; chop up meat.
d. To reduce abruptly or by a large amount: chopped off his sentence midway; are going to chop expenses.
2. Sports To hit or swing at (a pitched ball) with a short downward stroke.
v.intr.
1. To make heavy, cutting strokes.
2. Archaic To move roughly or suddenly.
n.
1. The act of chopping.
2.
a. A swift, short, cutting blow or stroke.
b. Sports A short downward stroke.
3. A piece that has been chopped off, especially a cut of meat, usually taken from the rib, shoulder, or loin and containing a bone.
4.
a. A short irregular motion of waves.
b. An area of choppy water, as on an ocean.

[Middle English choppen, probably variant of chappen, to split; see chap1.]

chop 2

 (chŏp)
intr.v. chopped, chop·ping, chops
To change direction suddenly, as a ship in the wind.

[Obsolete, to exchange, from Middle English choppen, to barter, bargain, variant of chapen, from Old English cēapian, from cēap, bargain, trade; see cheap.]

chop 3

 (chŏp)
n.
1. The official stamp or seal of a government, company, or individual, especially in China.
2. Quality; class: first chop.

[Hindi chāp, seal.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chopped - prepared by cutting; "sliced tomatoes"; "sliced ham"; "chopped clams"; "chopped meat"; "shredded cabbage"
cut - separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists"
References in classic literature ?
So, with Spartan firmness, the young authoress laid her first-born on her table, and chopped it up as ruthlessly as any ogre.
If the guillotine, as applied to office-holders, were a literal fact, instead of one of the most apt of metaphors, it is my sincere belief that the active members of the victorious party were sufficiently excited to have chopped off all our heads, and have thanked Heaven for the opportunity
Then there were "cleaver men," great giants with muscles of iron; each had two men to attend him--to slide the half carcass in front of him on the table, and hold it while he chopped it, and then turn each piece so that he might chop it once more.
These ridges are chopped off at the mouth of the gorge and form two bold and conspicuous headlands, with Heidelberg nestling between them; from their bases spreads away the vast dim expanse of the Rhine valley, and into this expanse the Neckar goes wandering in shining curves and is presently lost to view.
It's to swear to stand by one another, and never tell the gang's secrets, even if you're chopped all to flinders, and kill anybody and all his family that hurts one of the gang.
returned the man, with a relish; "he'll be drawn on a hurdle to be half hanged, and then he'll be taken down and sliced before his own face, and then his inside will be taken out and burnt while he looks on, and then his head will be chopped off, and he'll be cut into quarters.
There were jam pots and paper bags, and mountains of chopped grass from the mowing machine
He waited at table, groomed the mare, gardened, blacked the abbe's boots, went on errands, chopped the wood, drove the carriole, and fetched the oats, straw, and hay from Prebaudet.
Because, in the first place, they transfer from the vessel to their own boat whatever they think worth taking, then they bind the crew hand and foot, they attach to every one's neck a four and twenty pound ball, a large hole is chopped in the vessel's bottom, and then they leave her.
151} to give light, and piled them up with chopped firewood very old and dry, and they lit torches from them, which the maids held up turn and turn about.
Automedon held the meat while Achilles chopped it; he then sliced the pieces and put them on spits while the son of Menoetius made the fire burn high.
If there’s any sin in chopping them, I’ve a pretty heavy account to settle; for I’ve chopped over the best half of a thousand acres, with my own hands, counting both Varmount and York States; and I hope to live to finish the whull, before I lay up my axe.