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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 ?
One of the big trees had been partly chopped through, and standing beside it, with an uplifted axe in his hands, was a man made entirely of tin.
But the Tin Woodman set to work with his axe and chopped so well that soon he cleared a passage for the entire party.
I was born the son of a woodman who chopped down trees in the forest and sold the wood for a living.
The two combatants went to work afresh, and chopped away until the swords emitted a shower of sparks: to the great satisfaction of Mr Crummles, who appeared to consider this a very great point indeed.
And the Doctor soon chopped a hole in the door big enough to clamber through.
In the other end were two big knots that resembled eyes, and a place had been chopped away that might easily be mistaken for the horse's mouth.
Daylight, with the ax, chopped chunks off the frozen sausage of beans.
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.
There were a number of fallen trees near the house and the Quadling got his axe and chopped them into logs of equal length.
The packers were always originating such schemes--they had what they called "boneless hams," which were all the odds and ends of pork stuffed into casings; and "California hams," which were the shoulders, with big knuckle joints, and nearly all the meat cut out; and fancy "skinned hams," which were made of the oldest hogs, whose skins were so heavy and coarse that no one would buy them--that is, until they had been cooked and chopped fine and labeled "head cheese
So, with Spartan firmness, the young authoress laid her first-born on her table, and chopped it up as ruthlessly as any ogre.
She prepared simple yet delectable comfort food: kare-kare, steamed fish with homemade mayonnaise (a dish colorfully capped with chopped eggs, pickle relish, minced carrots and bell peppers) and talangka (that mom bought in sacks before salting them and, from the female crabs, extracting bright-orange aligue), and crisp but moist lechon kawali.