To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to cut into pieces; to mince; -- often with up.
- To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax: chop wood.
- To shape or form by chopping: chop a hole in the ice.
- To cut into small pieces: chop onions; chop up meat.
- To curtail as if by chopping: chopped off his sentence midway; are going to chop expenses.
- Sports To hit or hit at with a short swift downward stroke.
- To make heavy, cutting strokes.
- Archaic To move roughly or suddenly.
- The act of chopping.
- A swift, short, cutting blow or stroke.
- Sports A short downward stroke.
- A piece that has been chopped off, especially a cut of meat, usually taken from the rib, shoulder, or loin and containing a bone.
- A short irregular motion of waves.
- An area of choppy water, as on an ocean.
- To change direction suddenly, as a ship in the wind.
- An official stamp or permit in the Far East.
- A mark stamped on goods or coins to indicate their identity or quality.
- Quality; class: first chop.