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chop

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchopchop1 /tʃɒp $ tʃɑːp/ ●●● S3 verb (chopped, chopping) [transitive]  1 CUT something (also chop up)CUT to cut something into smaller pieces He went outside to chop some more wood for the fire. Can you chop up some carrots for me? Add two finely chopped onions and a clove of garlic.chop something into pieces/chunks etc Chop the meat into small cubes.see thesaurus at cut2 REDUCE something informalREDUCE to reduce an amount of money by a large amount He suddenly found that his income had been chopped in half.3 chop and change chop at something chop something ↔ down chop something ↔ off→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
chopThe first day the lad chopped down ten large trees entirely by himself.Over 200,000 jobs were chopped from the payrolls in November.You're standing on a high cliff, chopped off and adumbrated by the heaving green of the sea.Firms with shorter names like Boeing do not get chopped off.I think my mother chopped the nuts a little finer.As soon attempt to slice water with a sword, or chop up the sea.Another three, including a grandmother, were shot dead in their beds, the corpses dragged outside and chopped up.He actually chops wood and aids an old woman.finely choppedSalt and freshly ground black pepper. 1/4 lemon, very finely chopped.Fresh mint is also good finely chopped and sprinkled over buttery new potatoes or peas.A summery variation is to add finely chopped cress.A little finely chopped fresh coriander may also be added for colour.Mix with the finely chopped shallots, tarragon and parsley.Fill each half with a finely chopped tomato.
Related topics: Food, dish
chopchop2 noun [countable]  1 MEATDFFa small piece of meat on a bone, usually cut from a sheep or pigsteak a grilled pork/lamb chop2 the chop3 WITH YOUR HANDHITa hard downward movement that you make with your hand a karate chop4 WITH A TOOLHITthe act of hitting something with a sharp tool in order to cut it With one last chop he split the log in two.5 chops6 the chops
Examples from the Corpus
chopOften I could only afford a small steak and kidney pie and I'd give it to him, or a chop.He cut slowly into his chop.I collapse over my lamb chops and have to be put to bed.Faith has asked for two high quality lamb chops and steak.Lamb chops were both nourishing and cheap.That is why some people adore eating spiders and grubs, whilst others would throw up if fed a pork chop.I ordered a double pork chop.pork chops and applesauce
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Verb table
chop
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theychop
he, she, itchops
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychopped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave chopped
he, she, ithas chopped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad chopped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill chop
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have chopped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam chopping
he, she, itis chopping
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you, we, theyare chopping
Past
I, he, she, itwas chopping
you, we, theywere chopping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been chopping
he, she, ithas been chopping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been chopping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be chopping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been chopping
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