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chop1

 
 
pronunciation:
chap
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chopped, chopping, chops
definition 1: to cut by hitting repeatedly, esp. with an ax or other sharp tool (often fol. by down or off).
She chopped off a branch.
synonyms:
fell, hack, hew, lop
similar words:
cleave, rend, sever, split, whack
definition 2: to shape, make, or prepare by cutting in such a way.
He chopped the firewood.
synonyms:
hack, hew
similar words:
carve, chip, rough-hew, split
definition 3: to cut into many small pieces; mince (often fol. by up).
He chopped up some garlic.
synonyms:
dice, hash, mince
similar words:
carve, chip, crumble, cube, cut up, divide
definition 4: to strike or strike at with a strong, swift, downward blow.
synonyms:
smite, whack
similar words:
cuff, hit, slap, smack, strike, thwack
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a heavy downward blow or blows.
synonyms:
smite, whack
similar words:
hack, hit, strike
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of chopping.
synonyms:
blow, cut, hack, whack
similar words:
hit, stroke
definition 2: a portion or thick slice, esp. of meat.
a lamb chopa pork chop
similar words:
cutlet, rib, steak
definition 3: a short downward blow or stroke, as in boxing or tennis.
synonyms:
whack
similar words:
blow, clout, hit, slap, smack, stroke
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