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Noun

Singular
chop

Plural
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  1. A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib.
    I only like lamb chops with mint jelly.
  2. A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.
    It should take just one good chop to fell the sapling.
  3. Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long.
  4. (poker) The result of a tied poker hand
  5. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Termination, especially from employment.
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Verb

Infinitive
to chop

Third person singular
chops

Simple past
chopped

Past participle
chopped

Present participle
chopping

to chop (third-person singular simple present chops, present participle chopping, simple past and past participle chopped)
  1. (transitive) To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions.
    chop wood
    chop an onion
  2. (transitive) To sever with an axe or similar implement.
    Chop off his head.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce.
  4. (poker) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players.
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Etymology 2

Hindi छाप ćhāp (stamp)

Noun

Singular
chop

Plural
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  1. An official stamp or seal.
  2. Mark indicating nature, quality, or brand.

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