English version

chop something ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchop something ↔ down phrasal verbCUTto make a tree fall down by cutting it with a sharp tool A couple of the older trees will have to be chopped down. Large areas of rainforest are being chopped down every day. chop→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
chop downGo ta work, chop him down.Treetops towered above us as we chopped our way down.You did right chopping the Governor down and setting fire to the forum - but don't tell them I said so.When he got to the bottom, Jack chopped the beanstalk down, and the giant fell to the ground, dead.Process until very finely chopped, scrape down sides when necessary.These powerful mountain-dwelling Elves leapt among the Naggarothi assassins and chopped them down with their great axes, saving Caledor's life.No one has had the energy to chop it all down yet.
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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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