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hop 1

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.]

hop 2

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, hops
To flavor with hops.
Phrasal Verb:
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.]

hop′py adj.


high oxygen pressure
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adj, -pier or -piest
tasting or smelling of hops
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