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Sense: 1-2, 4-5
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: HOP1
Sense: 3
Date: 1400-1500
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: hoppe

hop

2 noun
     
hop2 [countable]
1

catch somebody on the hop

to do something when someone is not expecting it and is not ready
2

jump

a short jump
3

plant

a)

hops

[plural] parts of dried flowers used for making beer, which give the beer a bitter taste
b) the tall plant on which these flowers grow
4

flight

a single short journey by plane:
It's just a short hop from Cleveland to Detroit.
5

dance

old-fashioned a social event at which people dance hip-hop

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