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Meaning of CHOP

Pronunciation:  châp

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

CHOP is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chop shot, chopper, hack
 See Also: ax, axe, chop, chop down, chop off, chop up, cut, cut, cut of meat, cut off, ground ball, grounder, hash, hit, hopper, lambchop, lop off, mince, move, mutton chop, porkchop, return, strike, strike



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
    {To chop logic}, to dispute with an affected use of logical
       terms; to argue sophistically.
  4. \Chop\, v. i.
    1. To purchase by way of truck.
    2. (Naut.) To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops
    3. To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.
             Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the judge.
  5. \Chop\, n.
    A change; a vicissitude. --Marryat.
  6. \Chop\, v. t. & i.
    To crack. See {Chap}, v. t. & i.
  7. \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}.
  8. \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}.
  9. \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.
Computing Dictionary
  1. channel op

  2. A code generator by Alan L. Wendt <[email protected]> for the lcc c compiler front end. Version 0.6 is interfaced with Fraser and Hanson's lcc front end. The result is a c compiler with good code selection but no global optimisation. Chop can currently compile and run small test programs on the vax. The ns32k and 68000 code generators are being upgraded for lcc compatibility.

    ["Fast Code Generation Using Automatically-Generated Decision Trees", ACM SIGPLAN '90 PLDI].

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