Crossword clues for chop
- Martial arts move
- A small cut of meat including part of a rib
- A tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball
- A grounder that bounces high in the air
- Karate ploy
- Kind of sticks
- ___-logic (evasive reasoning)
- Kind of house
- Cutting blow
- Spin-producing tennis shot
- Karate stroke
- Word with lamb or pork
- Brand or trademark
- Meat order
- Baltimore ___
- Cut of pork, for one
- Cut of pork
- Use an ax
- Steakhouse entree
- Meat on a rib
- Karate motion
- Hatchet job?
- Ninja's motion
- Tennis stroke
- Blender setting
- A little lamb
- Certain tennis stroke
- When doubled, quickly
- Cut of lamb
- Karate blow
- Dice, say
- Dojo blow
- Black belt's blow
- Take an ax to
- Cut of meat
- Use a Veg-o-Matic
- Food processor setting
- Karate move
- Word after pork or karate
- Veal cut
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chop \Chop\, v. t. & i. To crack. See Chap, v. t. & i.
Chop \Chop\, n.
A change; a vicissitude.
Chop \Chop\, n.
The act of chopping; a stroke.
A piece chopped off; a slice or small piece, especially of meat; as, a mutton chop.
A crack or cleft. See Chap.
Chop \Chop\, n. [See Chap.]
A jaw of an animal; -- commonly in the pl. See Chops.
A movable jaw or cheek, as of a wooden vise.
The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbor, or channel; as, East Chop or West Chop. See Chops.
Chop \Chop\, n. [Chin. & Hind. ch[=a]p stamp, brand.]
Quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop.
A permit or clearance.
Chop dollar, a silver dollar stamped to attest its purity.
chop of tea, a number of boxes of the same make and quality of leaf.
Chowchow chop. See under Chowchow.
Grand chop, a ship's port clearance.
--S. W. Williams.
Chop \Chop\, v. t. [Cf. D. koopen to buy. See Cheapen, v. t., and cf. Chap, v. i., to buy.]
To barter or truck.
To exchange; substitute one thing for another.
We go on chopping and changing our friends.
To chop logic, to dispute with an affected use of logical terms; to argue sophistically.
Chop \Chop\, v. i.
To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or other sharp instrument.
To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize.
Out of greediness to get both, he chops at the shadow, and loses the substance.
To interrupt; -- with in or out.
This fellow interrupted the sermon, even suddenly chopping in.
Chop \Chop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chopped; p. pr. & vb. n. Chopping.] [Cf. LG. & D. kappen, Dan. kappe, Sw. kappa. Cf. Chap to crack.]
To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to cut into pieces; to mince; -- often with up.
To sever or separate by one more blows of a sharp instrument; to divide; -- usually with off or down.
Chop off your hand, and it to the king.
To seize or devour greedily; -- with up. [Obs.]
Upon the opening of his mouth he drops his breakfast, which the fox presently chopped up.
Chop \Chop\, v. i.
To purchase by way of truck.
(Naut.) To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops about.
To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.
Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the judge.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to cut with a quick blow," mid-14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old North French choper (Old French coper "to cut, cut off," 12c., Modern French couper), from Vulgar Latin *cuppare "to behead," from a root meaning "head," but influenced in Old French by couper "to strike." Related: Chopped; chopping.
"shift quickly," 1530s, earlier "to bargain" (early 15c.), ultimately from Old English ceapian "to bargain" (see cheap); here with a sense of "changing back and forth," probably from common expressions such as to chop and change "barter." To chop logic is recorded from 1570s. Related: Chopped; chopping.
"act of chopping," mid-14c., from chop (v.1). Meaning "piece cut off" is mid-15c.; specifically "slice of meat" from mid-17c. Sense of "a blow, strike" is from 1550s.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib. 2 A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil. 3 (context martial arts English) A blow delivered with the hand rigid and outstretched. 4 ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long. 5 (context poker English) A hand where two or more players have an equal-valued hand, resulting in the chips being shared equally between them. 6 (context informal with "the" English) Termination, especially from employment. 7 (context dated English) A crack or cleft; a chap. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions. 2 (context transitive English) To sever with an axe or similar implement. 3 (context transitive baseball English) To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce. 4 (context poker English) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players. (rfex) 5 (lb en intransitive) To make a quick, heavy stroke or a series of strokes, with or as with an ax. 6 (lb en intransitive) To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize. 7 (lb en intransitive) To interrupt; with ''in'' or ''out''. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context mostly in the plural English) A jaw of an animal. 2 A movable jaw or cheek, as of a vice. 3 The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbour, or channel. 4 A change; a vicissitude. vb. 1 (context obsolete English) To exchange, to barter; to swap. 2 To chap or crack. 3 (context nautical English) To vary or shift suddenly. 4 To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words. Etymology 3
n. 1 An official stamp or seal. 2 Mark indicating nature, quality, or brand. Etymology 4
n. (context internet English) An IRC channel operator.
CHOP is the acronym for a chemotherapy regimen used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. CHOP consists of:
- (C)yclophosphamide, an alkylating agent which damages DNA by binding to it and causing the formation of cross-links
- (H)ydroxydaunorubicin (also called doxorubicin or Adriamycin), an intercalating agent which damages DNA by inserting itself between DNA bases
- (O)ncovin ( vincristine), which prevents cells from duplicating by binding to the protein tubulin
- (P)rednisone or (P)rednisolone, which are corticosteroids.
A chop is a signature or identifying mark made by a furniture or cabinet maker to identify his work. In the 18th and 19th centuries, cabinet makers (sic) furniture makers were allowed to use their own individual chop to identify their work only when they had qualified as a Master Cabinetmaker. This practice originated from the Chinese tradition of seals called "chops" and was introduced to Europe in the middle ages. A chop was normally created by a mallet and chisel, creating a unique design. In some cases, fathers would pass the chop to their sons, and the son would then add a slight modification to indicate which generation created the piece.
The act of striking the chisel with the mallet or chopping is the root of the term.
Usage examples of "chop".
He was indefatigable when it came to crushing bitter almond seeds in the screw press or mashing musk pods or mincing dollops of grey, greasy ambergris with a chopping knife or grating violet roots and digesting the shavings in the finest alcohol.
He et chops till the ribs was done, an' he et ribs till the leg was done.
I came here to try to chop the Ancestress to pieces, but her soldiers caught me first.
In a minute I had a bag of crackers and a long-handled spoon, with an open can each of apricots and pineapples and cherries and greengages beside of me with Uncle Emsley busy chopping away with the hatchet at the yellow clings.
The yeoman-marshal, a young man a few years older than Aris, put him to work chopping wood and carrying water.
I smell the tarragon in the Breton sauce prepared for the artichoke leaves, and hurry to the drinks cabinet, heart thumping, absurdly fearful that my living soul is chopped into the sauce with the tarragon leaves.
When removed from the mould, garnish with chopped aspic and fans cut from gherkins and lettuce.
Ali Baba found himself chopping the most sturdy wood from the darkest part of the forest, a place so dense with undergrowth that it seemed to be twilight at noon, and every shadow appeared to produce a further shadow of its own.
I met up with Foster at the Pan Pan just in time for an early lunch of juicy barbecued ribs and an excellent chopped barbecued-pork sandwich.
And pathos and bathos delightful to see, And chop and change ribs, a-la-mode Germanorum, And high diddle ho diddle, pop tweedle dee.
Hovering over the scene was a bunch of particularly ugly buzzards, looking down upon the good guys and licking their beaky chops.
Rarely does it occur to Bev that she has no good reason to compete with a woman Jay fantasizes about chopping up and feeding to the alligators and crawfish in the bayou outside their door.
Part of the village and some stacks of bhoosa, a kind of chopped straw, were set on fire, and the two companies prepared to return to camp.
He clearly saw a first edition of the damned poem with title page a horrid mixture of typefaces, fat ill-drawn nymphs on it, a round chop which said Bibliotheca Somethingorother.
Charlie chopped the throttle and the big biplane settled toward the desert floor at an unnerving rate.