To move by successive leaps, as toads do; to spring or jump on one foot; to skip, as birds do.
- To move with light bounding skips or leaps.
- Informal To move quickly or busily: The shipping department is hopping this week.
- To jump on one foot.
- To make a quick trip, especially in an airplane.
- To travel or move often from place to place. Often used in combination: party-hop.
- To move over by hopping: hop a ditch two feet wide.
- Informal To jump aboard: hop a freight train.
- A light springy jump or leap, especially on one foot.
- A rebound: The ball took a bad hop.
- Informal A dance or dance party.
- A short distance.
- A short trip, especially by air.
- A free ride; a lift.
- hop, skip, and (a) jump A short distance.
- hop to it To begin an activity or a task quickly and energetically.
- A twining vine (Humulus lupulus) having lobed leaves and green female flowers arranged in conelike spikes.
- The dried ripe flowers of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in the brewing industry to prevent bacterial action and add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
- Slang Opium.
- To flavor with hops.
- hop up Slang To increase the power or energy of: hop up a car.
- hop up Slang To stimulate with or as if with a narcotic.