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.