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[n] a grounder that bounces high in the air
[n] a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball
[n] a small cut of meat including part of a rib
[v] hit sharply
[v] cut with a tool
[v] cut into pieces; "Chop wood"
[v] strike sharply, as in some sports
[v] move suddenly


chop shot, chopper, hack

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\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.
2. To sever or separate by one more blows of a sharp instrument; to divide; -- usually with off or down. Chop off your hand, and it to the king. --Shak.
3. To seize or devour greedily; -- with up. [Obs.] Upon the opening of his mouth he drops his breakfast, which the fox presently chopped up. --L'estrange.
\Chop\, v. i.
1. To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or other sharp instrument.
2. To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize. Out of greediness to get both, he chops at the shadow, and loses the substance. --L'Estrange.
3. To interrupt; -- with in or out. This fellow interrupted the sermon, even suddenly chopping in. --Latimer.
\Chop\, v. t. [Cf. D. koopen to buy. See {Cheapen}, v. t., and cf. {Chap}, v. i., to buy.]
1. To barter or truck.
2. To exchange; substitute one thing for another. We go on chopping and changing our friends. --L'Estrange. {To chop logic}, to dispute with an affected use of logical terms; to argue sophistically.
\Chop\, v. i.
1. To purchase by way of truck.
2. (Naut.) To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops about.
3. To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words. Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the judge. --Bacon.
\Chop\, n. A change; a vicissitude. --Marryat.
\Chop\, v. t. & i. To crack. See {Chap}, v. t. & i.
\Chop\, n.
1. The act of chopping; a stroke.
2. A piece chopped off; a slice or small piece, especially of meat; as, a mutton chop.
3. A crack or cleft. See {Chap}.
\Chop\, n. [See {Chap}.]
1. A jaw of an animal; -- commonly in the pl. See {Chops}.
2. A movable jaw or cheek, as of a wooden vise.
3. The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbor, or channel; as, East Chop or West Chop. See {Chops}.
\Chop\, n. [Chin. & Hind. ch[=a]p stamp, brand.]
1. Quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop.
2. A permit or clearance. {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.

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