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Definition of 'chop'


  1. the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide); "the boat headed into the chop"
  2. a small cut of meat including part of a rib
  3. a jaw; "I'll hit him on the chops"
  4. a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball
       Synonyms: chop shot
  5. a grounder that bounces high in the air
       Synonyms: chopper


  1. cut into pieces; "Chop wood"; "chop meat"
       Synonyms: chop up
  2. move suddenly
  3. strike sharply, as in some sports
  4. cut with a hacking tool
       Synonyms: hack
  5. hit sharply

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