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Definition of chop:

  1. A change; a vicissitude.
  2. A crack or cleft. See Chap.
  3. A jaw of an animal; - commonly in the pl. See Chops.
  4. A movable jaw or cheek, as of a wooden vise.
  5. A permit or clearance.
  6. A piece chopped off; a slice or small piece, especially of meat; as, a mutton chop.
  7. Quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop.
  8. The act of chopping; a stroke.
  9. The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbor, or channel; as, East or West Chop. See Chops.
  10. To barter or truck.
  11. To crack. See Chap, v. t. & i.
  12. To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to cut into pieces; to mince; - often with up.
  13. To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize.
  14. To exchange; substitute one thing for another.
  15. To interrupt; - with in or out.
  16. To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or other sharp instrument.
  17. To purchase by way of truck.
  18. To seize or devour greedily; - with up.
  19. To sever or separate by one more blows of a sharp instrument; to divide; - usually with off or down.
  20. To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops about.
  21. To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.

Synonyms:

hack on, fell, hack, whack, chop shot, increase, whirlybird, chip, hew, mince, pare, pearly, trim, cut down, chop up, dice, helicopter, truncate, cut back, meat cleaver, eggbeater, cleaver, lower, prune, cube, slash, whoop, cut up, chopper.

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