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Synonyms for chop

chop something up

the chop

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Synonyms for chop

to decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising

chop down: to bring down, as with a saw or ax

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a quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand

to turn aside sharply from a straight course

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the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide)

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a small cut of meat including part of a rib

a jaw

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a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball

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a grounder that bounces high in the air

cut into pieces

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move suddenly

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form or shape by chopping

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strike sharply, as in some sports

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cut with a hacking tool

hit sharply

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References in classic literature ?
When I began chopping again, my axe slipped and cut off my right leg.
In the passage of the small watchhouse a Cossack with sleeves rolled up was chopping some mutton.
Can't you remember as a child chopping up hay--" she spoke much more quickly than usual, and kept her eye fixed upon Mrs.
Olson was looking up, and seeing what was poking about in the tower, ran for an ax; nor did he hesitate a moment when he returned with one, but sprang up the ladder and commenced chopping away at that hideous face.
Of course, as every one knew, kinky-haired cannibals no longer obtained on the earth's surface, much less ran around with nothing on, chopping off one another's heads, and, on occasion, a white man's head as well.
Chopping down young saplings, he made them cross-bars of a scaffold by lashing them high up to the trunks of standing trees.
Francine followed, held in custody by Miss Plym--who took her responsibilities seriously, and clamored for instruction in the art of chopping parsley.
I would have the whole hut down, if they would only give me the chance of chopping at it
The poisoning - the chopping - the - the - " she stammered.
He had taken up with it, as a chopping block for others in the training quarters, solely because he was starving.
While the others broke their hearts at the oars, Old Tarwater managed to keep up just sufficient circulation to survive by chopping ice and throwing it overboard.
Then, the chopping recommenced, and a variety of fancy chops were administered on both sides; such as chops dealt with the left hand, and under the leg, and over the right shoulder, and over the left; and when the short sailor made a vigorous cut at the tall sailor's legs, which would have shaved them clean off if it had taken effect, the tall sailor jumped over the short sailor's sword, wherefore to balance the matter, and make it all fair, the tall sailor administered the same cut, and the short sailor jumped over HIS sword.