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verb chop pronunciation in American English /tʃɑp/
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present tense
present participlechopping
past tensechopped
past participlechopped
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    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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    [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.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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