Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

chop up

 - definition

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theychop up
he/she/itchops up
present participlechopping up
past tensechopped up
past participlechopped up

Related dictionary definitions

  1. same as chop1 (sense 1)

    Sarah was busy chopping up onions.

See also main entry: chop

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day


to kill someone in a violent way

Open Dictionary

flat design

a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog