chop

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtʃɒp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/tʃɑp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(chop)


Inflections of 'chop' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
chops
v 3rd person singular
chopping
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
chopped
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
chopped
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

chop

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. chop (up) [meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, herbs]
  2. chop up (the) [meat]
  3. chop the [meat] up
  4. chop [finely, carefully, thinly]
  5. chop (it) into [thick, fine, 1 cm] [slices, pieces]
  6. chop with a [blender, mixer, knife]
  7. [wash, peel, cut] and chop (up)
  8. chopping [logs, wood, firewood]
  9. chop and [place, throw, chuck] (on the fire)
  10. chop down [a tree, trees]
  11. chop (it) with a [saw, chainsaw]
  12. chop off [branches, cuttings, twigs]
  13. chop [branches] off
  14. chopping [branches] off a tree
  15. chopped off his [thumb, finger]
  16. chopped his [thumb] off
  17. the [guillotine, machine, shredder, saw] chopped off his [finger]
  18. chopped (them) down to size
  19. (karate) chopped him on the [head, neck]
  20. chopped the [guard, attacker, assailant, robber, opponent] on the [neck]
  21. UK: the [article, player, course] was chopped
  22. UK: chopped from the [newspaper, team, program]
n
  1. [pork, lamb, beef] chops
  2. [roast, grilled, barbecued] (pork) chops
  3. [roast] the chops
  4. [pork] chops with [roast potatoes, mustard, salad]
  5. a karate chop
  6. a (karate) chop to the [back, shoulder, neck]
  7. [felled, decapitated, severed] with one chop of an ax
  8. gave the [wood, log] a chop
  9. split the [wood] in one chop
  10. [he, the dog] licked his chops (at the sight of)
  11. got [hit, smacked, punched] in the chops
  12. UK, slang: (Just) shut your chops!
  13. UK, slang: Get your chops around [that, this one]!
  14. UK, slang: is a (real) cheeky chops
  15. slang: his [keyboard, guitar, saxophone] chops
  16. slang: The musician really has some chops.
  17. slang: have been busting my chops [all day, at work, nonstop]
  18. slang: stop busting my chops (about)
  19. a lot of chop on the [water, ocean]
  20. too much chop for [sailing, swimming]
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