[ hop-ing ]
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  1. working energetically; busily engaged: He kept the staff hopping in order to get the report finished.

  2. going from one place or situation to another of a similar specified type (usually used in combination): restaurant-hopping.

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Idioms about hopping

  1. hopping mad, furious; enraged: He was hopping mad when his daughter dropped out of college.

Origin of hopping

First recorded in 1665–75; hop1 + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for hopping


/ (ˈhɒpɪŋ) /

  1. the action of a person or animal that hops

  2. Tyneside dialect a fair, esp (the Hoppings) an annual fair in Newcastle

  1. hopping mad in a terrible rage

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