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Chop (plural Chops)
  1. A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib.
  2. A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.
  3. (martial arts) A blow delivered with the hand rigid and outstretched.
  4. Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long.
  5. (poker) A hand where two or more players have an equal-valued hand, resulting in the chips being shared equally between them.
  6. (informal, with "the") Termination, especially from employment.
  7. An official stamp or seal.
  8. Mark indicating nature, quality, or brand.


Chop (third-person singular simple present chops, present participle chopping, simple past and past participle chopped)

  1. (transitive) To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions.
  2. (transitive) To sever with an axe or similar implement.
  3. (transitive, baseball) To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce.
  4. (poker) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players.

Adjectives for Chop

breaded; congealed; dripping; double; evenly-browned; fat; juicy; oozing; bony; shriveled.

Verbs for Chop

broil —; butter —; devour —; digest — dine on —; enjoy —; garnish —; grill — heat —; pepper —; preserve —; relish — roast —; salt —; savor —; season —; trim—; — burns; —simmers; — sizzles; — steams.

Adverbs for Chop

savagely; vigorously; ambitiously; hurriedly; leisurely; grimly; regularly; ineffectively; monotonously; continuously.

Synonyms for Chop

Derived terms


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  1. Middle English choppen, variant of chappen (to chop). Akin to Dutch kappen (to chop, cut, hew), Middle Low German koppen (to cut off, lop, poll), Danish kappe (to cut, lop off, poll), Swedish kapa (to cut), Old English *cippian (only attested in compounds). More at chip.
  2. Hindi छाप (ćhāp, stamp)




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