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verb chop pronunciation in American English /tʃɑp/
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present tense
I/you/we/theychop
he/she/itchops
present participlechopping
past tensechopped
past participlechopped
  1. 1

    chop

    or

    chop up

    [transitive] to cut something such as food or wood into pieces
    Finely chop the cabbage and cook it in boiling salted water.
    Next, add the chopped onions.
    Don’t chop any more wood; we have enough.
    chop something into something: Chop the meat into small cubes.
    1. a.
      to cut something roughly using a tool
      chop through: Use a spade to chop through the smaller roots.
      They had to chop their way through the undergrowth.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to hit someone or something hard with the side of your hand
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  3. 3
    [transitive] informal to reduce an amount
    Our grant from the government has been chopped by 20 percent this year.

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