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