Definitions for: Chop

[n] a grounder that bounces high in the air
[n] a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball
[n] a small cut of meat including part of a rib
[v] hit sharply
[v] cut with a tool
[v] cut into pieces; "Chop wood"
[v] strike sharply, as in some sports
[v] move suddenly

Webster (1913) Definition: Chop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chopped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Chopping.] [Cf. LG. & D. kappen, Dan. kappe, Sw. kappa. Cf.
Chap to crack.]
1. To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to
cut into pieces; to mince; -- often with up.

2. To sever or separate by one more blows of a sharp
instrument; to divide; -- usually with off or down.

Chop off your hand, and it to the king. --Shak.

3. To seize or devour greedily; -- with up. [Obs.]

Upon the opening of his mouth he drops his
breakfast, which the fox presently chopped up.

Chop, v. i.
1. To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or
other sharp instrument.

2. To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to
catch or attempt to seize.

Out of greediness to get both, he chops at the
shadow, and loses the substance. --L'Estrange.

3. To interrupt; -- with in or out.

This fellow interrupted the sermon, even suddenly
chopping in. --Latimer.

Chop, v. t. [Cf. D. koopen to buy. See Cheapen, v. t.,
and cf. Chap, v. i., to buy.]
1. To barter or truck.

2. To exchange; substitute one thing for another.

We go on chopping and changing our friends.

To chop logic, to dispute with an affected use of logical
terms; to argue sophistically.

Chop, v. i.
1. To purchase by way of truck.

2. (Naut.) To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops

3. To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.

Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the judge.

Chop, n.
A change; a vicissitude. --Marryat.

Chop, v. t. & i.
To crack. See Chap, v. t. & i.

Chop, n.
1. The act of chopping; a stroke.

2. A piece chopped off; a slice or small piece, especially of
meat; as, a mutton chop.

3. A crack or cleft. See Chap.

Chop, n. [See Chap.]
1. A jaw of an animal; -- commonly in the pl. See Chops.

2. A movable jaw or cheek, as of a wooden vise.

3. The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbor, or
channel; as, East Chop or West Chop. See Chops.

Chop, n. [Chin. & Hind. ch[=a]p stamp, brand.]
1. Quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop.

2. A permit or clearance.

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.

Synonyms: chop shot, chopper, hack

See Also: ax, axe, chop, chop down, chop off, chop up, cut, cut, cut of meat, cut off, ground ball, grounder, hash, hit, hopper, lambchop, lop off, mince, move, mutton chop, porkchop, return, strike, strike

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