table-hop

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ta·ble-hop

(tā′bəl-hŏp′)
intr.v. ta·ble-hopped, ta·ble-hop·ping, ta·ble-hops Informal
To move around from table to table greeting friends, as in a restaurant or nightclub.

ta′ble-hop′per n.

ta′ble-hop`



v.i. -hopped, -hop•ping.
to move about in a restaurant, nightclub, etc., chatting with people at various tables.
[1940–45]

table-hop


Past participle: table-hopped
Gerund: table-hopping

Imperative
table-hop
table-hop
Present
I table-hop
you table-hop
he/she/it table-hops
we table-hop
you table-hop
they table-hop
Preterite
I table-hopped
you table-hopped
he/she/it table-hopped
we table-hopped
you table-hopped
they table-hopped
Present Continuous
I am table-hopping
you are table-hopping
he/she/it is table-hopping
we are table-hopping
you are table-hopping
they are table-hopping
Present Perfect
I have table-hopped
you have table-hopped
he/she/it has table-hopped
we have table-hopped
you have table-hopped
they have table-hopped
Past Continuous
I was table-hopping
you were table-hopping
he/she/it was table-hopping
we were table-hopping
you were table-hopping
they were table-hopping
Past Perfect
I had table-hopped
you had table-hopped
he/she/it had table-hopped
we had table-hopped
you had table-hopped
they had table-hopped
Future
I will table-hop
you will table-hop
he/she/it will table-hop
we will table-hop
you will table-hop
they will table-hop
Future Perfect
I will have table-hopped
you will have table-hopped
he/she/it will have table-hopped
we will have table-hopped
you will have table-hopped
they will have table-hopped
Future Continuous
I will be table-hopping
you will be table-hopping
he/she/it will be table-hopping
we will be table-hopping
you will be table-hopping
they will be table-hopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been table-hopping
you have been table-hopping
he/she/it has been table-hopping
we have been table-hopping
you have been table-hopping
they have been table-hopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been table-hopping
you will have been table-hopping
he/she/it will have been table-hopping
we will have been table-hopping
you will have been table-hopping
they will have been table-hopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been table-hopping
you had been table-hopping
he/she/it had been table-hopping
we had been table-hopping
you had been table-hopping
they had been table-hopping
Conditional
I would table-hop
you would table-hop
he/she/it would table-hop
we would table-hop
you would table-hop
they would table-hop
Past Conditional
I would have table-hopped
you would have table-hopped
he/she/it would have table-hopped
we would have table-hopped
you would have table-hopped
they would have table-hopped
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He went around the store, table-hopping to talk and sit down with the guests.
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After table-hopping at the event, Dosu said she learned about the breadth of opportunities a health communication degree can offer.
The dreary daytime exteriors keep the film folk indoors at their table-hopping 30-minute meetings.
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I probably won't be allowed to perform the effect in my table-hopping act and be limited to one performance per night, but I can still perform it outdoors.
Ours was a quiet lunch on a Monday but St Petersburg really livens up every Friday and Saturday night when it hold its Bohemia Nights, which it describes as an "open-minded, table-hopping cultural oasis".
It was all so different in the first half as Neil Warnock's table-hopping side looked to chalk up their ninth win in ten.