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Meaning of chop

chop

Pronunciation: (chop), [key]
— v., n. chopped, chop•ping,
—v.t.
  1. to cut or sever with a quick, heavy blow or a series of blows, using an ax, hatchet, etc. (often fol. by down, off, etc.): to chop down a tree.
  2. to make or prepare for use by so cutting: to chop logs.
  3. to cut in pieces; mince (often fol. by up): to chop up an onion; to chop meat.
  4. (in tennis, cricket, etc.) to hit (a ball) with a chop stroke.
  5. to weed and thin out (growing cotton) with a hoe.
  6. (of a hound or pack) to attack and kill (a fox that has not begun to run).
—v.i.
  1. to make a quick, heavy stroke or a series of strokes, as with an ax.
  2. to throw or deliver a short blow, esp. a downward one while in a clinch.
  3. (in tennis, cricket, etc.) to employ or deliver a chop stroke.
  4. to go, come, or move suddenly or violently.
  5. See(def. 49).
—n.
  1. an act or instance of chopping.
  2. a cutting blow.
  3. a short blow, esp. a downward one, executed while in a clinch.
  4. a piece chopped off.
  5. an individual cut or portion of meat, as mutton, lamb, veal, or pork, usually one containing a rib.
  6. crushed or ground grain used as animal feed.
  7. a short, irregular, broken motion of waves; choppiness: There's too much chop for rowing today.
  8. rough, turbulent water, as of a sea or lake.
  9. See

chop

Pronunciation: (chop), [key]
— chopped, chop•ping.
  1. to turn, shift, or change suddenly: The wind chopped to the west.
  2. to vacillate; change one's mind.
    1. to barter.
    2. to bandy words; argue.
  3. to reason or dispute argumentatively; draw unnecessary distinctions.

chop

Pronunciation: (chop), [key]
— n.
  1. Usually,the jaw.
    1. the oral cavity; mouth.
    2. Slang.the embouchure or technique necessary to play a wind instrument.
    3. Slang.musical ability on any instrument, esp. in playing jazz or rock; technical virtuosity.
    4. Slang.the music or musical part played by an instrumentalist, esp. a solo passage.
  2. an entranceway, as into a body of water.
  3. either of two pieces clasping the end of the suspension spring of a pendulum.
  4. to exert oneself.
  5. to annoy with nagging or criticism: Stop busting my chops —I'll get the job done.
  6. to await with pleasure; anticipate; relish: He was already licking his chops over the expected inheritance.

chop

Pronunciation: (chop), [key]
— n.
  1. an official stamp or seal, or a permit or clearance, esp. as formerly used in India and China.
  2. a design, corresponding to a brand or trademark, stamped on goods to indicate their identity or quality.
  3. the signature stamp of an artist, printmaker, etc., testifying to the authenticity of a work.
  4. quality, class, or grade: a musician of the first chop.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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