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verb [intransitive] hop pronunciation in British English /hɒp/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhop
he/she/ithops
present participlehopping
past tensehopped
past participlehopped
  1. 1
    to move forward by jumping on one foot
    The little girl was hopping along next to her mother.
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    1. a.
      if a bird or animal hops, it uses both or all feet to jump forward
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    2. b.
      to jump up or move somewhere quickly
      He hopped over the puddle.
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  2. 2
    informal to get into, onto, or out of a vehicle quickly, usually to go a short distance
    hop in/on/out: Hop in. I’ll give you a lift into town.
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    1. a.
      to get on a plane, train etc and travel somewhere
      So we hopped on a plane to Boston for the meeting.
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  3. 3
    to move from one thing to another in a way that is not planned
    Workers are hopping from job to job as never before.

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