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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun chop has 5 senses

Verb chop has 6 senses


chopv. t. [Cf. LG. & D. kappen, Dan. kappe, Sw. kappa. Cf. Chap to crack.].
  •  To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to cut into pieces; to mince; -- often with up.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sever or separate by one more blows of a sharp instrument; to divide; -- usually with off or down.  [1913 Webster]
    "Chop off your hand, and it to the king."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To seize or devour greedily; -- with up.  [1913 Webster]
    "Upon the opening of his mouth he drops his breakfast, which the fox presently chopped up."  [1913 Webster]
chopv. i. 
  •  To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or other sharp instrument.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize.  [1913 Webster]
    "Out of greediness to get both, he chops at the shadow, and loses the substance."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To interrupt; -- with in or out.  [1913 Webster]
    "This fellow interrupted the sermon, even suddenly chopping in."  [1913 Webster]
chopv. t. [Cf. D. koopen to buy. See Cheapen, v. t., and cf. Chap, v. i., to buy.].
  •  To barter or truck.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To exchange; substitute one thing for another.  [1913 Webster]
    "We go on chopping and changing our friends."  [1913 Webster]
To chop logic, to dispute with an affected use of logical terms; to argue sophistically.
chopv. i. 
  •  To purchase by way of truck.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops about.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the judge."  [1913 Webster]
     A change; a vicissitude.  Marryat.  [1913 Webster]
chopv. t. & i. 
     To crack. See Chap, v. t. & i.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of chopping; a stroke.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A piece chopped off; a slice or small piece, especially of meat; as, a mutton chop.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A crack or cleft. See Chap.  [1913 Webster]
chopn. [See Chap.].
  •  A jaw of an animal; -- commonly in the pl. See Chops.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A movable jaw or cheek, as of a wooden vise.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbor, or channel; as, East Chop or West Chop. See Chops.  [1913 Webster]
chopn. [Chin. & Hind. chāp stamp, brand.].
  •  Quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A permit or clearance.  [1913 Webster]
Chop dollar, a silver dollar stamped to attest its purity. -- chop of tea, a number of boxes of the same make and quality of leaf. -- Chowchow chop. See under Chowchow. -- Grand chop, a ship's port clearance. S. W. Williams.


chop, v. & n.
--v.tr. (chopped, chopping)
1 (usu. foll. by off, down, etc.) cut or fell by a blow, usu. with an axe.
2 (often foll. by up) cut (esp. meat or vegetables) into small pieces.
3 strike (esp. a ball) with a short heavy edgewise blow.
4 Brit. colloq. dispense with; shorten or curtail.
1 a cutting blow, esp. with an axe.
2 a thick slice of meat (esp. pork or lamb) usu. including a rib.
3 a short heavy edgewise stroke or blow in tennis, cricket, boxing, etc.
4 the broken motion of water, usu. owing to the action of the wind against the tide.
5 (prec. by the) Brit. sl. a dismissal from employment. b the action of killing or being killed.

chop logic argue pedantically.
chop, n. (usu. in pl.) the jaw of an animal etc.

chop, v.intr. (chopped, chopping)

chop and change vacillate; change direction frequently.
chop, n. Brit. archaic a trade mark; a brand of goods.

not much chop esp. Austral. & NZ no good.
orig. in India & China, f. Hindi chap stamp



Saratoga chop, Vandyke, alter, ameliorate, amputate, ax, bang, bank, barley, bash, bat, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, beam, beating, belt, biff, billow, bird seed, bisect, blaze, blow, bonk, border, bore, bottom out, box, bran, break, breakers, broadside, broken ground, broken water, buffet, bust, butcher, carve, cat food, change, checker, cheek, chicken feed, chop and change, choppiness, chopping sea, cleave, clip, clout, clump, coast, comb, comber, come about, come around, come round, corduroy, corduroy road, corn, corrugation, crack, crenellate, crenulate, crimp, crop, cube, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off, cut up, cutlet, dash, degenerate, deteriorate, deviate, dice, dichotomize, dig, dint, dirty water, dissever, diverge, diversify, dog food, drub, drubbing, drumming, eagre, eatage, ensilage, excise, feed, fissure, flank, flop, fodder, forage, fragment, fusillade, gash, goose bumps, goose pimples, gooseflesh, grain, gravity wave, ground swell, hack, halve, hand, handedness, hash, haul around, haunch, hay, heave, heavy sea, heavy swell, hew, hip, hit, horripilation, improve, incise, indent, jab, jag, jibe, jigsaw, jowl, knock, knurl, lance, laterality, lick, lift, lop, machicolate, make mincemeat of, many-sidedness, mash, meal, meliorate, mill, mince, mitigate, modulate, multilaterality, mutate, mutton chop, nick, notch, oats, pare, paste, pasturage, pasture, peak, pelt, pet food, picot, pink, planking, plunk, poke, popple, pork chop, pound, profile, provender, prune, punch, quarter, rap, rend, revive, riffle, ripple, rise, rive, roll, roller, rough, rough water, sandpaper, saw, scallop, scarify, scend, scissor, score, scotch, scratch, scratch feed, sea, send, serrate, sever, shift, shore, side, siding, silage, slam, slap, slash, slice, slit, slog, slops, slug, smack, smash, snip, sock, spank, split, straw, stroke, sunder, surf, surge, swat, swell, swerve, swill, swing, swipe, tack, take a turn, tattoo, tear, temple, thump, thwack, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide wave, tooth, trough, tsunami, turn, turn aside, turn into, turn the corner, undergo a change, undulation, unilaterality, vary, veal chop, veal cutlet, veer, warp, washboard, water wave, wave, wavelet, whack, wheat, white horses, whitecaps, whittle, whop, worsen, yerk




VB be disjoined, come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces, peel off, get loose, disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair, divorce, part, dispart, detach, separate, cut off, rescind, segregate, set apart, keep apart, insulate, isolate, throw out of gear, cut adrift, loose, unloose, undo, unbind, unchain, unlock, unpack, unravel, disentangle, set free, sunder, divide, subdivide, sever, dissever, abscind, circumcise, cut, incide, incise, saw, snip, nib, nip, cleave, rive, rend, slit, split, splinter, chip, crack, snap, break, tear, burst, rend, rend asunder, rend in twain, wrench, rupture, shatter, shiver, cranch, crunch, craunch, chop, cut up, rip up, hack, hew, slash, whittle, haggle, hackle, discind, lacerate, scamble, mangle, gash, hash, slice, cut up, carve, dissect, anatomize, dislimb, take to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, tear to pieces, tear to tatters, tear piecemeal, tear limb from limb, divellicate, skin, disintegrate, dismember, disbranch, disband, disperse, dislocate, disjoint, break up, mince, comminute, apportion, part, part company, separate, leave.


VB change, alter, vary, wax and wane, modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with, turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, swerve, warp, deviate, turn aside, evert, intervert, pass to, take a turn, turn the corner, resume, work a change, modify, vamp, superinduce, transform, transfigure, transmute, transmogrify, transume, metamorphose, ring the changes, innovate, introduce new blood, shuffle the cards, give a turn to, give a color to, influence, turn the scale, shift the scene, turn over a new leaf, recast, reverse, disturb, convert into.


N indication, symbolism, symbolization, semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics, Zeitgeist, characteristic, diagnostic, lineament, feature, trait, fingerprint, voiceprint, footprint, noseprint, cloven hoof, footfall, recognition (memory), diagnostic, divining rod, detector, sign, symbol, index, indice, indicator, point, pointer, exponent, note, token, symptom, dollar sign, dollar mark, type, figure, emblem, cipher, device, representation, epigraph, motto, posy, gesture, gesticulation, pantomime, wink, glance, leer, nod, shrug, beck, touch, nudge, dactylology, dactylonomy, freemasonry, telegraphy, chirology, byplay, dumb show, cue, hint, clue, clew, key, scent, signal, signal post, rocket, blue light, watch fire, watch tower, telegraph, semaphore, flagstaff, cresset, fiery cross, calumet, heliograph, guidon, headlight, mark, scratch, line, stroke, dash, score, stripe, streak, tick, dot, point, notch, nick, print, imprint, impress, impression, keyboard symbols, printing symbols, red letter, italics, sublineation, underlining, bold font, jotting, note, annotation, reference, blaze, cedilla, guillemets, hachure, quotation marks, ", double quotes, " ", parentheses, "( )", brackets, "", braces, "", left arrow, "<", right arrow, ">", forward slash, "/", backward slash, "\", exclamation point, "!", commercial at, "@", pound sign, "#", percent sign, "%", carat, "", ampersand, "&", asterisk, "*", hyphen, "-", dash, "-", "_", em dash, "--", plus sign, "+", equals sign, "=", question mark, "?", period, ", ", semicolon, ", ", colon, ":", comma, ", ", apostrophe, "'", single quote, "'", tilde, "~", badge, criterion, countercheck, countermark, countersign, counterfoil, duplicate, tally, label, ticket, billet, letter, counter, check, chip, chop, dib, totem, tessera, card, bill, witness, voucher, stamp, cacher, trade mark, Hall mark, signature, mark, autograph, autography, attestation, hand, hand writing, sign manual, cipher, seal, sigil, signet, hand and seal, paraph, brand, superscription, indorsement, endorsement, password, watchword, catchword, security card, pass, passkey, credentials, open sesame, timbrology, mot de passe, mot du guet, pass-parole, shibboleth, title, heading, docket, address card, visiting card, carte de visite, insignia, banner, banneret, bannerol, bandrol, flag, colors, streamer, standard, eagle, labarum, oriflamb, oriflamme, figurehead, ensign, pennon, pennant, pendant, burgee, blue Peter, jack, ancient, gonfalon, union jack, banderole, old glory, quarantine flag, vexillum, yellow-flag, yellow jack, tricolor, stars and stripes, bunting, heraldry, crest, coat of arms, arms, armorial bearings, hatchment, escutcheon, scutcheon, shield, supporters, livery, uniform, cockade, epaulet, chevron, garland, love knot, favor, beacon, cairn, post, staff, flagstaff, hand, pointer, vane, cock, weathercock, guidepost, handpost, fingerpost, directing post, signpost, pillars of Hercules, pharos, bale-fire, beacon-fire, l'etoile du Nord, landmark, seamark, lighthouse, balize, polestar, loadstar, lodestar, cynosure, guide, address, direction, name, sign, signboard, warning, omen, prefigurement, trace, record, warning &c, alarm, scepter, trophy, gauge, milestone, milepost, brand, fool's cap, check, telltale, test, mileage ticket, milliary, notification, advertisement, word of command, call, bugle call, trumpet call, bell, alarum, cry, battle cry, rallying cry, angelus, reveille, sacring bell, sanctus bell, exposition &c (explanation), proof, pattern, indicating, indicative, indicatory, denotative, connotative, diacritical, representative, typical, symbolic, pantomimic, pathognomonic, symptomatic, characteristic, demonstrative, diagnostic, exponential, emblematic, armorial, individual, known by, recognizable by, indicated, pointed, marked, denotable, indelible, in token of, symbolically, in dumb show, ecce signum, ex ungue leonem, ex pede Herculem, vide ut supra, vultus ariete fortior.

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