chop off

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Related to chop off: take hold, lined up, dropped off
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chop off - remove by or as if by cutting; "cut off the ear"; "lop off the dead branch"
abscise - remove or separate by abscission
roach - cut the mane off (a horse)
come away, come off, detach - come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"

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Jim told me to chop off the snake's head and throw it away, and then skin the body and roast a piece of it.
If there had been an executioner behind him with an uplifted axe ready to chop off his head if he touched that hand, Joe couldn't have helped doing it.
But, add the case that you had loved her, Pip, and had made her the subject of those 'poor dreams' which have, at one time or another, been in the heads of more men than you think likely, then I tell you that you had better - and would much sooner when you had thought well of it - chop off that bandaged left hand of yours with your bandaged right hand, and then pass the chopper on to Wemmick there, to cut that off, too.
Would you chop off your hand if your mother requested it?
Patna: The state president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar, Nityanand Rai, has landed in a major controversy after he threatened to chop off the hands of those pointing fingers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a statement which received wide condemnation from all quarters.
Sam Heughan finally got to chop off his long locks this summer, but he might bring back the long tresses eventually.