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chop

noun

1 chop

The irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide).

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more



2 chop

A small cut of meat including part of a rib.

Dutch: karbonade, kotelet

3 chop

A jaw.

4 chop

A tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball.

synonym: chop shot.

5 chop

A grounder that bounces high in the air.

synonym: chopper.

verb

1 chop

Cut into pieces:
— Chop wood.
— Chop meat.

synonym: chop up.

Roget 140: change, alter, vary, wax and wane; modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with; turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, ... show more

Dutch: doorhakken, hakken, versnijden

2 chop

Move suddenly.

3 chop

Form or shape by chopping.

4 chop

Strike sharply, as in some sports.

Dutch: bikkelen, schoffelen

5 chop

Cut with a hacking tool.

synonym: hack.

Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose.    disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair; ... show more

Dutch: hakken

6 chop

Hit sharply.


Moby thesaurus: Saratoga chop, Vandyke, alter, ameliorate, amputate, ax, bang, bank, barley, bash, bat, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, beam, beating, belt, biff, billow, bird seed ... show more.

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