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[ hop ]
/ hɒp /
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verb (used without object), hopped, hop·ping.
verb (used with object), hopped, hop·ping.
noun
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Idioms about hop

    hop to it, Informal. to begin to move, become active, or do something immediately: You'd better hop to it if you intend to buy groceries before the market closes.Also hop to.

Origin of hop

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English hoppen (verb), Old English hoppian; cognate with German hopfen, Old Norse hoppa

OTHER WORDS FROM hop

hop·ping·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hop

hop , jump, skip

Other definitions for hop (2 of 2)

hop2
[ hop ]
/ hɒp /

noun
any twining plant of the genus Humulus, bearing male flowers in loose clusters and female flowers in conelike forms.
hops, the dried ripe cones of the female flowers of this plant, used in brewing, medicine, etc.
Older Slang. a narcotic drug, especially opium.
verb (used with object), hopped, hop·ping.
to treat or flavor with hops.
Verb Phrases
hop up, Slang.
  1. to excite; make enthusiastic: They hopped the crowd up with fiery speeches.
  2. to add to the power of: The kids hopped up the motor of their jalopy.
  3. to stimulate by narcotics.

Origin of hop

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1400–50; late Middle English hoppe<Middle Dutch hoppe (Dutch hop); cognate with Old High German hopfo (German Hopfen)
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British Dictionary definitions for hop (1 of 2)

hop1
/ (hɒp) /

verb hops, hopping or hopped
noun
See also hop into

Word Origin for hop

Old English hoppian; related to Old Norse hoppa to hop, Middle Low German hupfen

British Dictionary definitions for hop (2 of 2)

hop2
/ (hɒp) /

noun
any climbing plant of the N temperate genus Humulus, esp H. lupulus, which has green conelike female flowers and clusters of small male flowers: family Cannabiaceae (or Cannabidaceae)See also hops
hop garden a field of hops
obsolete, slang opium or any other narcotic drug

Word Origin for hop

C15: from Middle Dutch hoppe; related to Old High German hopfo, Norwegian hupp tassel
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