chopped|chopping|chopstʃɒp noun +the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide) +a small cut of meat including part of a rib +a jaw +a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball +a grounder that bounces high in the air verb +cut into pieces +move suddenly +strike sharply, as in some sports +cut with a hacking tool +hit sharply
1 Also, chop away or down or off. cut, hack, hew, lop, crop, cleave, sever:
Chop away that underbrush. I tried to chop off the end. Don't chop down that tree!
2 Also, chop up. mince; dice, cube; hash:
Chop up the parsley very fine before adding it to the sauce.
3 cut, blow, stroke:
With a quick chop of the axe, the branch was severed.
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