chop


chop
I UK [tʃɒp] / US [tʃɑp] verb
Word forms "chop":
present tense I/you/we/they chop he/she/it chops present participle chopping past tense chopped past participle chopped
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1)
a) chop or chop up
[transitive] to cut something such as food or wood into pieces

Finely chop the cabbage and cook it in boiling salted water.

Next, add the chopped onions.

Don't chop any more wood; we've got enough.

chop something into something:

Chop the meat into small cubes.

b) to cut something roughly using a tool
chop through:

Use a spade to chop through the smaller roots.

They had to chop their way through the undergrowth.

2) [transitive] informal to reduce an amount

Our grant from the government has been chopped by 20 per cent this year.

3) [intransitive/transitive] to hit someone or something hard with the side of your hand
Phrasal verbs:
II UK [tʃɒp] / US [tʃɑp] noun [countable]
Word forms "chop":
singular chop plural chops
1) a small piece of meat with a bone in it, usually from a sheep or a pig
lamb/pork chops:

We had pork chops for dinner last night.

2)
a) an act of hitting someone or something hard with the side of your hand
a karate chop:

She gave him a karate chop to the neck.

b) an act of hitting something with a tool

get/be given the chopBritish

informal to be forced to leave your job; British informal to be stopped or ended, usually because of a lack of success


More than 200 workers are expected to get the chop due to falling sales.

The series failed to win viewers and soon got the chop.

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English dictionary. 2014.

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