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