[ US /ˈtʃɑp/ ]
[ UK /t‍ʃˈɒp/ ]
  1. a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball
  2. a small cut of meat including part of a rib
  3. a jaw
    I'll hit him on the chops
  4. a grounder that bounces high in the air
  5. the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide)
    the boat headed into the chop
  1. strike sharply, as in some sports
  2. cut with a hacking tool
  3. cut into pieces
    chop meat
    Chop wood
  4. hit sharply
  5. form or shape by chopping
    chop a hole in the ground
  6. move suddenly
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How To Use chop In A Sentence

  • The hat, I think the style was called fedora, had a dark band and a dint in the top, which my father would sometimes correct with a chopping action of his right hand.
  • And in a way I want to make my language as mimetic as possible, as sensual as possible, so that you can feel the treetops, taste the lamb chump chops, and hear the wind and the sound of the surf beating on the beach.
  • The chops should be cooked over moderate heat to prevent excessive charring.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, chillis and refried beans to the casserole with a little salt and pepper. 5.
  • Commissioned in 1963 to make a film about America's first successful quintuplet birth, Leacock and Joyce Chopra captured the quints' mother's anxiety at her sudden celebrity and the surrounding South Dakota community's eagerness to cash in on it. The Man Who Held Up a Mirror to America
  • Pile mayo on to the egg and sprinkle with some finely chopped parsley. The Sun
  • One of the most significant concerns presented by opponents is that suicide ideation is most likely a symptom of psychopathology.
  • Finish the dish by adding the chopped sage, some olive oil, mascarpone and parmesan. Times, Sunday Times
  • Drain well and chop finely in a food processor or with a knife.
  • Remove saucepan and throw in chopped parsley & diced tomato, stirring through.
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