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chop·py 1

adj. chop·pi·er, chop·pi·est
1. Having many small waves; rough: choppy seas.
2. Not smoothly connected; disjointed: needed to edit the choppy prose in the essay.

[From chop.]

chop′pi·ly adv.
chop′pi·ness n.

chop·py 2

adj. chop·pi·er, chop·pi·est
Abruptly shifting; variable. Used of the wind.

[From chop.]
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adj, -pier or -piest
(of the sea, weather, etc) fairly rough
ˈchoppily adv
ˈchoppiness n
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(ˈtʃɒp i)

adj. -pi•er, -pi•est.
1. (of the sea, a lake, etc.) forming short, irregular, broken waves.
2. (of the wind) shifting or changing unpredictably; variable.
3. uneven in style or quality: a choppy novel.
chop′pi•ly, adv.
chop′pi•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.choppy - marked by abrupt transitions; "choppy prose"
sudden - happening without warning or in a short space of time; "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure"
2.choppy - rough with small waves; "choppy seas"
stormy - (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas"
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adjective rough, broken, ruffled, tempestuous, blustery, squally A gale was blowing and the sea was choppy.
calm, smooth, windless
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[ˈtʃɒpɪ] ADJ (choppier (compar) (choppiest (superl))) [sea, weather] → picado, agitado
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[ˈtʃɒpi] adj [sea] → un peu agité(e)
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adj (+er) seakabbelig; windböig, wechselhaft
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(tʃop) past tense past participle chopped verb
(sometimes with up) to cut (into small pieces). He chopped up the vegetables.
a slice of mutton, pork etc containing a rib.
ˈchopper noun
1. an instrument for chopping.
2. a helicopter.
ˈchoppy adjective
(of the sea) rough.
ˈchoppiness noun
chop and change
to keep changing (especially one's mind).
chop down
to cause (especially a tree) to fall by cutting it with an axe. He chopped down the fir tree.
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But by March the ice was rough and choppy, and the snow on the river bluffs was grey and mournful-looking.
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There was springing up a choppy wind, and I could not leave the helm.
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This is as clear as summer lightning," Mowgli answered; and they fell into the quick, choppy trail-trot in and out through the checkers of the moonlight, following the marks of those two bare feet.
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