Idioms about chop
Origin of chop1
synonym study for chop
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Other definitions for chop (2 of 4)
- to barter.
- to bandy words; argue.
Other definitions for chop (3 of 4)
- the jaw.
- the lower part of the cheek; the flesh over the lower jaw.
- the oral cavity; mouth.
- Slang. the embouchure or technique necessary to play a wind instrument.
- Slang. musical ability or virtuosity on any instrument, especially in playing jazz or rock.
- Slang. the music or musical part played by an instrumentalist, especially a solo passage.
- Slang. ability, talent, or skill, as in an occupation or activity: He began auditioning for roles in which he would get the chance to prove his acting chops.
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Other definitions for chop (4 of 4)
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What is a basic definition of chop?
Chop means to cut something with heavy blows or to cut something into pieces. Chop also refers to a piece of something that was chopped or a fast, downward blow in boxing or martial arts. Chop has many other senses as a verb and a noun.
Chop is frequently followed by down, off, or another preposition. When something is chopped, it is struck with a sharp tool in order to cut it into pieces or completely destroy it. A person or thing that chops is called a chopper.
- Real-life examples: Lumberjacks chop down trees with axes or hatchets. A barber will chop off your hair with scissors. Firefighters might have to chop through a door with an axe in order to rescue someone.
- Used in a sentence: I helped my dad chop down a Christmas tree.
Chop can also mean to cut something into pieces or slices. Unless it is referring to food, chop is almost always followed by the word up in this sense.
- Real-life examples: Butchers chop meat. Chefs will chop onions, carrots, celery, and many other ingredients. A person might chop up furniture in order to make it easier to throw away or burn.
- Used in a sentence: I chopped up a tomato and added it to my salad.
A chop is a piece of something that has been chopped off of something else. This sense often refers to a slice or cut of meat.
- Real-life examples: Most grocery stores sell pork chops and lamb chops. You might feed your dog chops of beef.
- Used in a sentence: I watched the zookeepers feed the tigers big chops of meat.
In boxing and martial arts, a chop is a quick, heavy blow that is usually delivered downward. You may be familiar with this sense because of the common use of karate chops as an attack in popular culture.
- Used in a sentence: Nia is able to perform a powerful chop that can cut through a stack of wood.
Where does chop come from?
The first records of chop come from around 1350. It comes from the Middle English choppen and is a variation of the word chap, meaning “to crack” or “to split.”
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Chop is a very common word that most often means to hack something apart or into pieces.
I may or may not have chopped down a cherry tree this weekend dressed as George Washington.
— Matt MacLeod (@BHHSModelUN) June 1, 2015
I just want to be a good enough chef to chop carrots by throwing them at a ceiling fan and catching them on a plate without looking.
— Matt Roller (@rolldiggity) July 12, 2012
Grilling pork chops tonight. My dog and I both have the salivary glands in wide open drool mode.
— Despite (@catzsparkles) July 13, 2019
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How to use chop in a sentence
For marketers, one drawback to exploring Minis is the technical chops required to develop the apps, said Garrett Woods, associate director of platforms at Fullscreen, a social content company.
Meanwhile, Microsoft already has a social media business—LinkedIn—and has the technical chops to build a social commerce operation.TikTok: Everything to know about tech’s biggest soap opera|Danielle Abril|September 5, 2020|Fortune
Vondracek harnessed his organizational chops to organize a 48-hour session involving 150 volunteers from among the many hundreds who signed up.
From 2005 to 2012, Brazil implemented land-use zoning and paid people not to chop down forests, reducing deforestation by 70 percent.To prevent the next pandemic, we might need to cut down fewer trees|Jonathan Lambert|July 23, 2020|Science News
You don’t want somebody just chopping you up, put you in pain.Despite Recent Budget Vote, Reformers See SDPD Cuts as Inevitable|Andrew Keatts|June 23, 2020|Voice of San Diego
He holds up his right hand—“A short chop right above the bridge of the nose”—and gives up a laugh.
On the same block, Northland Chop Suey, a Chinese restaurant, has been looted at least two times.Ferguson's Other Race Problem: Riots Damaged Asian-Owned Stores|Tim Mak|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The nation that once revered him threatened to chop him up and fry him into calamari.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer|Emily Shire|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He says he can chop about three an hour, and two face cords translates to 36 barrels.
You see people in war paint or doing the tomahawk chop and saying, “Scalp him.”Amanda Blackhorse Is ‘Confident’ Snyder Will Lose His Redskins Appeal|Robert Silverman|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They took their chop or steak at their inn or hotel, or visited the tripe houses.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
"No sabby lead chop till ploddem withee dipper," explained the Chinaman, imperturbably.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Not far away from the sloop could be seen plainly that tiny chop-sea which is caused by the breaking of a school of mackerel.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
One old tree, split by a winter storm, I decided to chop down entirely.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
M. Noel, in a dress-coat, very dark skinned and with mutton-chop whiskers, came forward to meet us.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet