chop

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Verb[change]

Plain form
chop

Third-person singular
chops

Past tense
chopped

Past participle
chopped

Present participle
chopping

A man chopping wood
  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you chop something, you cut it using quick downward movements.
    Use 1 small onion, finely chopped.
    We started chopping wood for the fire.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you chop time, money, etc., you reduce it.
    Through careful planning, we were able to chop the production time in half.
    The company plans to chop up to 8000 workers.
    They continue to chop away at the budget.

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Noun[change]

Singular
chop

Plural
chops

Pork chops
A dog with hanging chops
  1. (countable) A chop is a quick downward cutting motion.
  2. (plural only; not used in singular form) Your chops is your skill with something, especially music.
  3. (countable) If you get the chop, you are fired your job.
  4. (countable); (usually plural) A chop is particular piece of meat containing a bone, especially pork chops or mutton chops.
  5. (countable); (usually plural) A chop is a jaw or the side of a face.
  6. (uncountable) Chop is irregular waves on a rive, lake, etc.

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