table-hop


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ta·ble-hop

(tā′bəl-hŏp′)
intr.v. ta·ble-hopped, ta·ble-hop·ping, ta·ble-hops Informal
To move around from table to table greeting friends, as in a restaurant or nightclub.

ta′ble-hop′per n.

ta′ble-hop`



v.i. -hopped, -hop•ping.
to move about in a restaurant, nightclub, etc., chatting with people at various tables.
[1940–45]

table-hop


Past participle: table-hopped
Gerund: table-hopping

Imperative
table-hop
table-hop
Present
I table-hop
you table-hop
he/she/it table-hops
we table-hop
you table-hop
they table-hop
Preterite
I table-hopped
you table-hopped
he/she/it table-hopped
we table-hopped
you table-hopped
they table-hopped
Present Continuous
I am table-hopping
you are table-hopping
he/she/it is table-hopping
we are table-hopping
you are table-hopping
they are table-hopping
Present Perfect
I have table-hopped
you have table-hopped
he/she/it has table-hopped
we have table-hopped
you have table-hopped
they have table-hopped
Past Continuous
I was table-hopping
you were table-hopping
he/she/it was table-hopping
we were table-hopping
you were table-hopping
they were table-hopping
Past Perfect
I had table-hopped
you had table-hopped
he/she/it had table-hopped
we had table-hopped
you had table-hopped
they had table-hopped
Future
I will table-hop
you will table-hop
he/she/it will table-hop
we will table-hop
you will table-hop
they will table-hop
Future Perfect
I will have table-hopped
you will have table-hopped
he/she/it will have table-hopped
we will have table-hopped
you will have table-hopped
they will have table-hopped
Future Continuous
I will be table-hopping
you will be table-hopping
he/she/it will be table-hopping
we will be table-hopping
you will be table-hopping
they will be table-hopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been table-hopping
you have been table-hopping
he/she/it has been table-hopping
we have been table-hopping
you have been table-hopping
they have been table-hopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been table-hopping
you will have been table-hopping
he/she/it will have been table-hopping
we will have been table-hopping
you will have been table-hopping
they will have been table-hopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been table-hopping
you had been table-hopping
he/she/it had been table-hopping
we had been table-hopping
you had been table-hopping
they had been table-hopping
Conditional
I would table-hop
you would table-hop
he/she/it would table-hop
we would table-hop
you would table-hop
they would table-hop
Past Conditional
I would have table-hopped
you would have table-hopped
he/she/it would have table-hopped
we would have table-hopped
you would have table-hopped
they would have table-hopped
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He loved nothing better than to bring blacks to lunch in the Senate dining room - an almost unheard-of practice at the time - and to table-hop with them, pausing at length at those occupied by Southern reactionaries (James Eastland of Mississippi was his favorite), insisting in his friendliest manner on formal introductions and gentlemanly handshakes," Mason Drukman wrote in his 1997 book, "Wayne Morse: A Political Biography.
The bar is one of the top celeb watering holes where you can watch the pros table-hop as they swing deals.
Year you quit your day job: I've been very lucky-my blog became profitable just as I finished school And then I sold my book, The Amateur Gourmet: How to Shop, Chop and Table-hop Like a Pro (Almost) which comes out from Bantam Deli (a division of Random House) on August 28.