chops

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chops

 (chŏps)
pl.n.
1. The jaws.
2.
a. The mouth.
b. The lower cheeks or jowls.
c. Muttonchops.
3. Slang The technical skill with which a jazz or rock musician performs.
Idiom:
bust (someone's) chops
1. To scold or insult someone.
2. To disappoint or defeat someone.
3. To hold a building contractor to the letter of an agreement.

[Possibly akin to chop. N. 3, originally in reference to the embouchure of trumpeters.]
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chops

(tʃɒps)
pl n
1. the jaws or cheeks; jowls
2. the mouth
3. (Music, other) music embouchure
4. (Jazz) jazz skill
5. lick one's chops informal to anticipate with pleasure
[C16: of uncertain origin]
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Translations

chops

[tʃɒps] NPL (Anat) → boca fsing, labios mpl
to lick one's chopsrelamerse, chuparse los dedos
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chops

[ˈtʃɒps] npl (= jaws) [person] → mâchoire f; [animal] → babines fpl
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chops

pl (of dog)Lefzen pl; (inf, of person) → Visage f (inf)
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