chop chop  /ˈtʃɑp/


  1. (n) the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide)
  2. (n) a small cut of meat including part of a rib
  3. (n) a jaw
  4. (n) a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball
  5. (n) a grounder that bounces high in the air
  6. (v) cut into pieces
  7. (v) move suddenly
  8. (v) form or shape by chopping
  9. (v) strike sharply, as in some sports
  10. (v) cut with a hacking tool
  11. (v) hit sharply


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  1. Every December throughout my childhood, my father would rise from the couch on a Sunday afternoon and tell us that it was time to chop down the Christmas tree.
  2. The Wa no longer chop heads, yet their ferocious and demonic image remains intact.
  3. There was something light and dancing about it especially in the chop-socky fights dizzily enhanced by wire work.


  1. Suspicious vehicle leads to chop shop discovery

    Two Porterville residents are in jail on multiple charges after a chop shop for disassembling stolen vehicles was located in an unoccupied home. Late Saturday morning, deputies from the Porterville Division of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Porterville Recorder

  2. Chop shop and pot grow busted in Tulare County

    In the South Valley authorities found a car full of marijuana plants and a chop shop all in one place.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KFSN-TV Fresno

  3. Chop-shop sting results in 3 more indictments

    Three more men have been indicted for a suspected large-scale chop shop operation in Toledo.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Toledo Blade


  1. "At the end of the day I am a Giant," Tyree said. "My greatest moments have been here. My greatest memories have been here and that's why I am here today, to chop it up with some of these guys I missed so much last year."
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: David Tyree Source:

  2. "Ribeiro is actually letting up on the guy and Osgood just sticks his stick out and butt-ends him," Tippett said. "Ribeiro is not going to turn around and chop the goalie like that without having something happening." "I looked at it...
    on May 10, 2008 By: Dave Tippett Source: USA Today

  3. Discussing the appeal of the tracking shot, Anderson said: "You're after one thing, which is nice, as opposed to 10 or 15 small things when you have to chop it up. You get that terrific feeling at the end of it, like `We did it. We got it.' Or you...
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Paul Thomas Anderson Source: Guardian Unlimited

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