Associations to the word «Chop»


CHOP, noun. A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib.
CHOP, noun. A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.
CHOP, noun. (martial arts) A blow delivered with the hand rigid and outstretched.
CHOP, noun. Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long.
CHOP, noun. (poker) A hand where two or more players have an equal-valued hand, resulting in the chips being shared equally between them.
CHOP, noun. (informal) (with "the") Termination, especially from employment.
CHOP, noun. (dated) A crack or cleft; a chap.
CHOP, verb. (transitive) To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions.
CHOP, verb. (transitive) To sever with an axe or similar implement.
CHOP, verb. (transitive) (baseball) To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce.
CHOP, verb. (poker) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players.
CHOP, verb. (intransitive) To make a quick, heavy stroke or a series of strokes, with or as with an ax.
CHOP, verb. (intransitive) To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize.
CHOP, verb. (intransitive) To interrupt; with in or out.
CHOP, verb. (obsolete) To exchange, to barter; to swap.
CHOP, verb. To chap or crack.
CHOP, verb. (nautical) To vary or shift suddenly.
CHOP, verb. To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.
CHOP, noun. (mostly in the plural) A jaw of an animal.
CHOP, noun. A movable jaw or cheek, as of a vice.
CHOP, noun. The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbour, or channel.
CHOP, noun. A change; a vicissitude.
CHOP, noun. An official stamp or seal.
CHOP, noun. Mark indicating nature, quality, or brand.
CHOP, noun. (internet) An IRC channel operator.
CHOP AND CHANGE, verb. To change or exchange repeatedly.
CHOP DOLLAR, noun. (historical) A silver dollar stamped to attest its purity.
CHOP DOWN, verb. (transitive) Used other than as an idiom: see chop,‎ down.
CHOP DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To curtail, shorten
CHOP LOGIC, adjective. (of an argument) (sometimes hyphenated) Characterized by equivocation or by overly complex or specious argumentation; improperly reasoned.
CHOP LOGIC, noun. (uncountable) (sometimes hyphenated) Chopped logic: reasoning which is improper; sophistry.
CHOP LOGIC, noun. (obsolete) (countable) (usually hyphenated) A logic chopper: one who makes confusing or specious arguments, especially arguments involving equivocation.
CHOP LOGIC, verb. To argue skillfully, using complex logic or clever reasoning.
CHOP LOGIC, verb. To make an argument which is illogical, especially one which is overly complex or which improperly uses fine or clever distinctions; to equivocate.
CHOP SHOP, noun. (US) A facility where stolen motor vehicles are disassembled in order to sell the mechanical parts.
CHOP SHOPS, noun. Plural of chop shop
CHOP SUEY, noun. (US) A stir-fried vegetable dish, served with pieces of beef or pork in a semi-thick sauce, and often soy sauce.
CHOP SUEY, noun. (Canada and British) Steamed bean sprouts served in a semi-thick sauce, and mixed with a choice of meat and/or vegetables.
CHOP UP, verb. (transitive) (of meat, flesh, corpses) to cut or chop in order to separate
CHOP UP, verb. (transitive) to separate, divide something that was considered whole
CHOP UP, verb. (music) To convert a sampled audio file into short segments
CHOP UP, verb. (transitive) to cause a body of water to become choppy
CHOP UP, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) to seize or devour greedily

Dictionary definition

CHOP, noun. The irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide); "the boat headed into the chop".
CHOP, noun. A small cut of meat including part of a rib.
CHOP, noun. A jaw; "I'll hit him on the chops".
CHOP, noun. A tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball.
CHOP, noun. A grounder that bounces high in the air.
CHOP, verb. Cut into pieces; "Chop wood"; "chop meat".
CHOP, verb. Move suddenly.
CHOP, verb. Form or shape by chopping; "chop a hole in the ground".
CHOP, verb. Strike sharply, as in some sports.
CHOP, verb. Cut with a hacking tool.
CHOP, verb. Hit sharply.

Wise words

Many a true word is spoken in jest.
Geoffrey Chaucer