Definition of Take a hop

1. Verb. Spring back; spring away from an impact. "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

Exact synonyms: Bounce, Bound, Rebound, Recoil, Resile, Reverberate, Ricochet, Spring
Specialized synonyms: Kick, Kick Back, Recoil, Bound Off, Skip, Carom
Generic synonyms: Bound, Jump, Leap, Spring
Derivative terms: Bounce, Bounce, Bound, Rebound, Recoil, Resiliency, Resilient, Ricochet, Spring



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take A Hop

take a crack at
take a dare
take a dim view of
take a dip
take a dive
take a firm stand
take a gamble
take a gander
take a grab
take a guess
take a hike
take a hint
take a hit
take a hop (current term)
take a joke
take a knee
take a knife to a gunfight
take a leaf out of someone's book
take a leak
take a licking
take a licking and keep on ticking
take a load off
take a long walk on a short pier
take a look
take a number
take a pew
take a picture
take a picture, it will last longer

Literary usage of Take a hop

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1. Merry's Museum (1846)
"And now 1 catch a fly, And now I wink my eye, And now I take a hop, And now and then I stop. Hip, hip, hop. And this is all I do — And yet they say it's ..."

2. The Canadian Monthly and National Review by William White (1879)
"sinking -with fatigue, I could no more resist her than I could take a hop-skip- and-jump over the roof of this cottage. If I have done wrong, ..."

3. A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland by Horace Walpole, Thomas Park (1806)
"Let's have a tune.1—' Aye, come, let's stop Replies the Kid, ' and take a hop.'— ' Aye, do,' says Jack; ' the meanwhile I ' Will wait for you, ..."

4. The Farmers and Fruit-growers' Guide by New South Wales Dept. of Agriculture, W. H. Clarke (1898)
"The following is the general method of making the test :—take a hop-flower or two from an outside bunch of hops, strip the leaves or bracts from the stem of ..."

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