chopping chopping  /ˈtʃɑ pɪŋ/


  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. It became a YouTube classic, while its karate-chopping, tennis-acing, deep-thought-having star became the joke of Wall Street.
  2. He told of one band of Jews herded into a slaughterhouse, forced to kneel at the chopping blocks where their throats were cut in a grisly parody of kosher butchering.
  3. One things for sure: hurricanes were around a long, long time before human beings began chopping down rainforests and fouling the atmosphere.


  1. Cincy biz bits: 5 things to know in business today

    SOME Cincinnati business developments and municipal workers on the chopping block may get a new lease on life.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  2. Bibb Schools' Classes for Parents Will Continue

    With almost a third of their budget potentially on the chopping block for 2014, the school district's Welcome Center still plans to offer efficacy training classes for parents.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: 13 WMAZ Macon

  3. Watsonville Police Activity League on budget chopping block

    A popular youth athletic program run by the Watsonville Police Department could end up on the city's budget chopping block.  Watsonville's Police Activity League organizes after-school sports teams and is designed to keep youth from engaging in crime and joining gangs.  More than 500 kids and young adults between ages 4-21 participate in the PAL and use its facilities on Rodriguez Street. The ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KSBW Salinas


  1. "Brazil's primary tactic was fouling us to break our rhythm," Ryan said, referring to the game three months ago. "We had more of the ball, and their response to that was just to foul. Brazil has tried to break our rhythm by chopping our...
    on Sep 23, 2007 By: Greg Ryan Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It was very difficult to stay composed, especially when Martin was closing in," Edwards said. "To me, second place would have felt the same as chopping off my arm. I wanted to win. That's it."
    on Jun 18, 2006 By: Carl Edwards Source: Arizona Republic

  3. Dallaglio, who played in the side Johnson captained to World Cup glory in 2003, said: "He'll stick with this group of players because he's been on the other side and he knows that chopping and changing selections is not the answer to success. If one...
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Lawrence Dallaglio Source:

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