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1 chop /ˈtʃɑːp/ verb
chops; chopped; chopping
1 chop
/ˈtʃɑːp/
verb
chops; chopped; chopping
Learner's definition of CHOP
[+ object]
: to cut (something) into pieces by hitting it with the sharp edge of an ax, knife, etc.
often used figuratively

chop and change

British, informal
: to keep changing your mind, your way of doing something, etc.

chop down

[phrasal verb]
chop (something) down or chop down (something)
: to cut (a tree, bush, etc.) at the bottom so that it falls to the ground

chop off

[phrasal verb]
chop (something) off or chop off (something)
: to remove (something) by cutting

chop up

[phrasal verb]
chop (something) up or chop up (something)
: to cut (something) into small pieces
2 chop /ˈtʃɑːp/ noun
plural chops
2 chop
/ˈtʃɑːp/
noun
plural chops
Learner's definition of CHOP
[count]
: a small piece of meat that usually includes a bone from an animal's side
: the act of hitting something with the sharp edge of an ax, knife, etc.
: the act of hitting someone or something with the side of your hand

for the chop

British, informal
used to say that someone is going to lose a job or that something is being stopped or canceled

get the chop

British, informal
: to lose your job

give (someone) the chop

British, informal
: to take someone's job away
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