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Definition of CHOP

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Chop \Chop\, n. [Chin. & Hind. ch[=a]p stamp, brand.] [1913 Webster]
     1. Quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop. [1913 Webster]

     2. A permit or clearance.
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     {Chop dollar}, a silver dollar stamped to attest its purity.


     {chop of tea}, a number of boxes of the same make and quality of leaf.

     {Chowchow chop}. See under {Chowchow}.

     {Grand chop}, a ship's port clearance. --S. W. Williams. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chop \Chop\, v. t. [Cf. D. koopen to buy. See {Cheapen}, v. t., and cf. {Chap}, v. i., to buy.]
     1. To barter or truck.
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     2. To exchange; substitute one thing for another. [1913 Webster]

              We go on chopping and changing our friends.
                                                    --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

     {To chop logic}, to dispute with an affected use of logical terms; to argue sophistically. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chop \Chop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chopping}.] [Cf. LG. & D. kappen, Dan. kappe, Sw. kappa. Cf. {Chap} to crack.]
     1. To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to cut into pieces; to mince; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

     2. To sever or separate by one more blows of a sharp instrument; to divide; -- usually with off or down. [1913 Webster]

              Chop off your hand, and it to the king. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To seize or devour greedily; -- with up. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              Upon the opening of his mouth he drops his breakfast, which the fox presently chopped up.
                                                    --L'estrange. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chop \Chop\, v. i.
     1. To purchase by way of truck.
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     2. (Naut.) To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops about. [1913 Webster]

     3. To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.
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              Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the judge.
                                                    --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chop \Chop\, n.
     A change; a vicissitude. --Marryat.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chop \Chop\, v. t. & i.
     To crack. See {Chap}, v. t. & i.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chop \Chop\, n.
     1. The act of chopping; a stroke.
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     2. A piece chopped off; a slice or small piece, especially of meat; as, a mutton chop. [1913 Webster]

     3. A crack or cleft. See {Chap}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chop \Chop\, v. i.
     1. To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or other sharp instrument. [1913 Webster]

     2. To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize. [1913 Webster]

              Out of greediness to get both, he chops at the shadow, and loses the substance.      --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

     3. To interrupt; -- with in or out.
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              This fellow interrupted the sermon, even suddenly chopping in.                          --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chop \Chop\, n. [See {Chap}.]
     1. A jaw of an animal; -- commonly in the pl. See {Chops}. [1913 Webster]

     2. A movable jaw or cheek, as of a wooden vise. [1913 Webster]

     3. The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbor, or channel; as, East Chop or West Chop. See {Chops}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

CHOP
   /chop/, n.

      [IRC] See {channel op}.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

265 Moby Thesaurus words for "chop":
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