verb (used without object), chopped, chopping.
to turn, shift, or change suddenly:
The wind chopped to the west.
to vacillate; change one’s mind.
chop logic, to reason or dispute argumentatively; draw unnecessary distinctions.
verb chops, chopping, chopped
often foll by down or off. to cut (something) with a blow from an axe or other sharp tool
(transitive) to produce or make in this manner: to chop firewood
(transitive) often foll by up. to cut into pieces
(transitive) (Brit, informal) to dispense with or reduce
(intransitive) to move quickly or violently
(sport) to hit (a ball) sharply downwards
(boxing, martial arts) to punch or strike (an opponent) with a short sharp blow
(W African) an informal word for eat
a cutting blow
the act or an instance of chopping
a piece chopped off
a slice of mutton, lamb, or pork, generally including a rib
(Austral & NZ, slang) a share (esp in the phrase get or hop in for one’s chop)
(W African) an informal word for food
(Austral & NZ) a competition of skill and speed in chopping logs
(sport) a sharp downward blow or stroke
(Austral & NZ, informal) not much chop, not much good; poor
(slang) the chop, dismissal from employment
verb chops, chopping, chopped
(intransitive) to change direction suddenly; vacillate (esp in the phrase chop and change)
(obsolete) to barter
chop logic, to use excessively subtle or involved logic or argument
a design stamped on goods as a trademark, esp in the Far East
“to cut with a quick blow,” mid-14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old North French choper (Old French coper “to cut, cut off,” 12c., Modern French couper), from Vulgar Latin *cuppare “to behead,” from a root meaning “head,” but influenced in Old French by couper “to strike.” Related: Chopped; chopping.
“shift quickly,” 1530s, earlier “to bargain” (early 15c.), ultimately from Old English ceapian “to bargain” (see cheap); here with a sense of “changing back and forth,” probably from common expressions such as to chop and change “barter.” To chop logic is recorded from 1570s. Related: Chopped; chopping.
“act of chopping,” mid-14c., from chop (v.1). Meaning “piece cut off” is mid-15c.; specifically “slice of meat” from mid-17c. Sense of “a blow, strike” is from 1550s.
[1823+; fr Hindi, ”seal”]
noun 1. a notch or other mark made in a coin to indicate verification of its authenticity, especially by a banker or merchant in the Far East during the 18th or 19th centuries.
[chopt] /tʃɒpt/ adjective 1. diced, minced, or cut into small bits. 2. (of an automobile) streamlined; lowered. [chop] /tʃɒp/ verb (used with object), chopped, chopping. 1. to cut or sever with a quick, heavy blow or a series of blows, using an ax, hatchet, etc. (often followed by down, off, etc.): to chop down a […]
noun 1. cooked liver chopped with onions and hard-boiled eggs and seasoned. noun chicken livers, chopped with hard boiled eggs and sauteed onions Usage Note cooking noun phrase An insignificant person or thing; nothing •Often in the negative: We have spent $25 million to adapt. And that isn’t chopped liver/ It ain’t chopped liver/ I’m […]
noun 1. ground, cooked beef, usually served as a main course.