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hop 1

 (hŏp)
v. hopped, hop·ping, hops
v.intr.
1.
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.
v.tr.
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.
n.
1.
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.
3.
a. A short distance.
b. A short trip, especially by air.
4. A free ride; a lift.
Idioms:
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

 (hŏp)
n.
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.

HOP

abbr.
high oxygen pressure
References in classic literature ?
He had never had but this one leg, which looked something like a pedestal, and when Toto ran up and made a grab at the man's ankle he hopped first one way and then another in a very active manner, looking so frightened that Scraps laughed aloud.
One day when she was pacing to and fro under the lime trees, a black crow hopped out of a rose-bush in front of her.
At the same moment the crow appeared and hopped all round the room with joy.
HE scrambled out on the first bank he came to, and he hopped home across the meadow with his macintosh all in tatters.
Except in the corner, where a multitude of crows hopped and fought over the skeletons of the dead the Martians had consumed, there was not a living thing in the pit.
Then the king said to the young princess, 'As you have given your word you must keep it; so go and let him in.' She did so, and the frog hopped into the room, and then straight on--tap, tap--plash, plash-- from the bottom of the room to the top, till he came up close to the table where the princess sat.
So they rode on, and the kangaroo hopped beside the red wagon and seemed quickly to have forgotten her loss.
He twittered and chirped and hopped along the wall as if he were telling her all sorts of things.
Without rest or pause--while those frumious jaws Went savagely snapping around- He skipped and he hopped, and he floundered and flopped, Till fainting he fell to the ground.