Definition of Chop

1. Noun. The irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide). "The boat headed into the chop"

Generic synonyms: Physical Phenomenon
Derivative terms: Choppy

2. Verb. Cut into pieces. "The chefs chop the vegetables"; "Chop meat"
Exact synonyms: Chop Up
Specialized synonyms: Hash, Mince
Generic synonyms: Cut
Derivative terms: Chopper, Chopper

3. Noun. A small cut of meat including part of a rib.
Generic synonyms: Cut, Cut Of Meat
Specialized synonyms: Mutton Chop, Lamb Chop, Lamb-chop, Lambchop, Porkchop

4. Verb. Move suddenly.
Generic synonyms: Move

5. Noun. A jaw. "I'll hit him on the chops"
Generic synonyms: Jaw

6. Verb. Form or shape by chopping. "Chop a hole in the ground"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

7. Noun. A tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball.
Exact synonyms: Chop Shot
Generic synonyms: Return

8. Verb. Strike sharply, as in some sports.
Generic synonyms: Strike
Derivative terms: Chopper

9. Noun. A grounder that bounces high in the air.
Exact synonyms: Chopper
Generic synonyms: Ground Ball, Groundball, Grounder, Hopper

10. Verb. Cut with a hacking tool. "The chefs chop the vegetables"
Exact synonyms: Hack
Specialized synonyms: Ax, Axe
Generic synonyms: Cut
Also: Chop Down, Chop Off, Chop Up
Derivative terms: Chopper, Chopper, Hack

11. Verb. Hit sharply.
Generic synonyms: Hit, Strike

Definition of Chop

1. v. t. To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to cut into pieces; to mince; -- often with up.

2. v. i. To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or other sharp instrument.

3. v. t. To barter or truck.

4. v. i. To purchase by way of truck.

5. n. A change; a vicissitude.

6. v. t. & i. To crack. See Chap, v. t. & i.

7. n. The act of chopping; a stroke.

8. n. A jaw of an animal; -- commonly in the pl. See Chops.

9. n. Quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop.

Definition of Chop

1. Noun. A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib. ¹

2. Noun. A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil. ¹

3. Noun. (martial arts) A blow delivered with the hand rigid and outstretched. ¹

4. Noun. Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long. ¹

5. Noun. (poker) A hand where two or more players have an equal-valued hand, resulting in the chips being shared equally between them. ¹

6. Noun. (informal with "the") Termination, especially from employment. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To sever with an axe or similar implement. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive baseball) To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce. ¹

10. Verb. (poker) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players. ¹

11. Verb. (obsolete) To exchange, to barter; to swap. ¹

12. Noun. An official stamp or seal. ¹

13. Noun. Mark indicating nature, quality, or brand. ¹

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Definition of Chop

1. to sever with a sharp tool [v CHOPPED, CHOPPING, CHOPS]

Medical Definition of Chop

1. Acronym for cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone, a chemotherapy regimen for treatment of lymphomas. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chop

choose up
chop (current term)
chop-suey greens
chop and change
chop down
chop logic
chop off
chop shop
chop shops
chop shot
chop steak
chop suey
chop up
chopart fracture-dislocation

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