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chop (make)

Definition:

to form or shape by chopping

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

chopped

Present participle:

chopping

3rd-person singular present:

chops

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

chop a hole in the ground

Etymology:

Middle English choppen, probably from northern Old French ... | variant of...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of chop...

Definition references  (+images)

New World Dictionary:

chop | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle]

to cut or make by blows with an ax or other sharp tool | to cut into small bits; mince | to say in a jerky or abrupt way | to hit with a short, sharp ... (33 of 221 words, 17 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Wiktionary:

chop | chops [plural] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | axe [synonym, sense-specific] | pink slip [synonym, sense-specific] | sack [synonym, sense-specific]

A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib. | A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil. | [martial arts] A blow delivered with the hand rigid and outstretched. | Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being ... (42 of 169 words, 13 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

chop | not much chop [sense-specific] | the chop [sense-specific] | chop logic [sense-specific] | eat [informal, sense-specific] | food [informal, sense-specific]

[often followed 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 | ... (27 of 711 words, 22 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chop

Random House Dictionary:

chop | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chop or cut down to size [sense-specific] | chop logic [sense-specific] | chops [sense-specific] | bust one's chops [sense-specific] | bust someone's chops [sense-specific] | lick one's chops [sense-specific] | ...

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 make or prepare ... (29 of 508 words, 35 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Chop [disambiguation] | CHOP | Chops | CHOPS

may refer to: Embouchure, in music, a synonym for chops | CHOPS, Asian-American hip-hop producer, rapper and member of rap group Mountain Brothers | Chops (Euros Childs album), 2006 | Chops (Joe Pass album), 1978 | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,... (36 of 408 words, 27 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

chop [entry 1] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chops [3rd-person singular present] | chop something off | the chop | chop logic

cut (something) into pieces with repeated sharp blows of an axe or knife | ("chop something off") : remove something by cutting | cut through the base ... (25 of 305 words, 15 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chop

chop [entry 2] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chops [3rd-person singular present] | chop and change

(in phrase "chop and change") [British, informal] | change one's opinions or behaviour repeatedly and abruptly (15 of 82 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chop--2

chop [entry 3] | not much chop

Entry from World dictionary | [archaic] | a trademark; a brand of goods. | "not much chop" [Australian, New Zealand, informal] : unsatisfactory (20 of 63 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/chop--3

chop [entry 3, archaic] | not much chop

a trademark; a brand of goods. | "not much chop" [Australian, New Zealand, informal] : unsatisfactory (15 of 58 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

chop | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chops [3rd-person singular present]

To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax | To shape or form by chopping | To cut into small pieces | To curtail as if by chopping | ... (30 of 230 words, 17 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

chop [countable, noun] | chops [plural] | be for the chop | get/be given the chop

a small piece of meat with a bone in it, usually from a sheep or a pig | an act of hitting someone or something hard with the side of your hand ; an ... (33 of 175 words, 8 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chop 16

chop | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chops [3rd-person singular present] | chop up | chop and change

"chop" or "chop up": [transitive] to cut something such as food or wood into pieces ; to cut something roughly using a tool | [transitive, informal] ... (25 of 143 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

chop [entry 1, verb] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle]

to cut into or sever usually by repeated blows of a sharp instrument ; to ... | to strike (as a ball) with a short quick downward stroke | to subject ... (29 of 134 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chop

chop [entry 2, noun] | chopper [definition 6, synonym, sense-specific]

a forceful usually slanting blow with or as if with an ax or cleaver ; a sharp downward blow or stroke | a small cut of meat often including part of a ... (31 of 111 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chop show=1

chop [entry 3, verb] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chop logic

to change direction | to veer with or as if with wind | "chop logic": to argue with sophistical reasoning and minute distinctions (21 of 42 words, 3 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chop show=2

chop [entry 4, noun]

a seal or official stamp or its impression ; a license validated by a seal | a mark on goods or coins to indicate nature or quality ; a kind, brand, ... (30 of 69 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chop show=3

Cambridge Dictionary:

chop [entry 1] | -pp- [past tense]

to cut something into pieces with an axe, knife or other sharp instrument | If something is chopped in finance or business, it's stopped or reduced (25 of 69 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chop 1

chop [entry 2]

a small piece of meat with a bone still in it (11 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chop 2

chop [entry 3] | the chop | the axe | axe

an act of cutting something with an axe, knife or other sharp instrument | "the chop": [British] ([United States] "the axe") when your job is taken ... (25 of 112 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

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chop [entry 4] | chops

"chops": [plural] [informal] the area of the face surrounding the mouth of a person or an animal | [plural] [United States, slang] the way you hold ... (25 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Encarta Dictionary:

chop [entry 1] | chops [plural] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle]

to cut something into pieces with downward strokes of an ax, knife, or other sharp-bladed tool | to use a quick sharp blow or blows to sever or fell ... (28 of 278 words, 11 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597003​/definition​.html  [offline]

chop [entry 2] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chops [3rd-person singular present]

to change direction or have a change of mind, especially suddenly or frequently (13 of 44 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597004​/definition​.html  [offline]

chop [entry 3] | chops [plural]

a wooden, metal, or rubber stamp used to frank documents or seal envelopes | especially in East Asia, a trademark, official stamp, or mark of quality (25 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597002​/definition​.html  [offline]

chop [entry 4, western Africa]

food (1 of 17 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561535743​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

chop | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle]

Origin: Middle English choppen, probably from northern Old French ... | variant of "chap" | Late Middle English choppen, variant of chappen, ... (19 of 66 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

chop | chops [plural] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle]

Origin: Middle English choppen, variant of chappen ("to chop"). Akin to Dutch kappen ("to chop, cut, hew"), Middle ... | Of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of chap. | Hindi छाप (ćhāp, "stamp") (30 of 62 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chop

American Heritage Dictionary:

chop | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chops [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English choppen, probably variant of chappen, to split; see "chap" [entry 1]. | Obsolete, to exchange, from Middle ... (18 of 39 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

chop

First use: 16th century | 17th century

Origin: variant of chap1 | Old English ceapian to barter; see cheap, chapman | from Hindi chhāp

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chop

Oxford Dictionary:

chop [entry 1] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chops [3rd-person singular present] | chop something off

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: late Middle English: variant of "chap1" | sense-specific: from a dialect use of chop meaning "bandy words"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chop

chop [entry 2] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chops [3rd-person singular present] | chop and change

Origin: late Middle English (in the sense "barter, exchange"): perhaps related to Old English cēap "bargaining, trade"; compare with chap- in "chapman"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chop--2

chop [entry 3]

First use: early 19th century

Origin: Hindi chāp "stamp, brand" (see chaap)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/chop--3

chop [entry 3, archaic]

First use: early 19th century

Origin: Hindi chāp "stamp, brand" (see "chaap")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chop--3

Merriam-Webster:

chop [entry 1, verb] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English chappen, choppen

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chop

chop [entry 3, verb] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle]

First use: 1540

Origin: Middle English chappen, choppen to barter

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chop show=2

chop [entry 4, noun]

First use: 1614

Origin: Hindi chāp and Urdu chhāp stamp

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Encarta Dictionary:

chop [entry 1] | chops [plural] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Variant of chap [entry 1]

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597003​/definition​.html  [offline]

chop [entry 2] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chops [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Variant of chap [entry 3]

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597004​/definition​.html  [offline]

chop [entry 3] | chops [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Hindi chāp

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597002​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

chop | chops [plural] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chop"

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Collins Dictionary:

chop

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chop"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chop

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chop [countable, noun] | chops [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chop"

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chop | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chops [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chop"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chop

Macmillan American Dictionary:

chop [countable, noun] | chops [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chop"

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chop [verb] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle] | chops [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chop"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

chop [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "chop"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "chop"

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chop [entry 4]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "chop"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "chop"

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the Free Dictionary:

chop

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "chop"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "chop"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "chop" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

chop | chops [plural] | chopped [past tense] | chopping [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "chop"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

chop

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chop"

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YourDictionary Audio:

chop

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freedictionary.org:

chop

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