[ hop ]
/ hɒp /
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.
hop up, Slang.
- to excite; make enthusiastic: They hopped the crowd up with fiery speeches.
- to add to the power of: The kids hopped up the motor of their jalopy.
- to stimulate by narcotics.
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Origin of hop2
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 up (1 of 2)
/ (hɒp) /
verb hops, hopping or hopped
(intr) to make a jump forwards or upwards, esp on one foot
(intr) (esp of frogs, birds, rabbits, etc) to move forwards in short jumps
(tr) to jump overhe hopped the hedge
(intr) informal to move or proceed quickly (in, on, out of, etc)hop on a bus
(tr) informal to cross (an ocean) in an aircraftthey hopped the Atlantic in seven hours
(tr) US and Canadian informal to travel by means of (an aircraft, bus, etc)he hopped a train to Chicago
US and Canadian to bounce or cause to bouncehe hopped the flat stone over the lake's surface
(intr) US and Canadian informal to begin intense activity, esp work
(intr) another word for limp 1
hop it or hop off British slang to go away
the act or an instance of hopping
old-fashioned, informal a dance, esp one at which popular music is playedwe're all going to the school hop tonight
informal a trip, esp in an aircraft
US a bounce, as of a ball
on the hop informal
- active or busy
- British unawares or unpreparedthe new ruling caught me on the hop
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 up (2 of 2)
/ (hɒp) /
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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Idioms and Phrases with hop up (1 of 2)
see hopped up.
Idioms and Phrases with hop up (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with hope
- hope against hope
- hope springs eternal
- hop to it
- hop up
- mad as a hornet (hops)
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