chop

[[t]tʃɒ̱p[/t]]
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chops, chopping, chopped
1) VERB If you chop something, you cut it into pieces with strong downward movements of a knife or an axe.

[V n into n] Chop the butter into small pieces...

[V n] Chop the onions very finely...

[V n] Visitors were set to work chopping wood.

[V-ed] ...chopped tomatoes.

2) N-COUNT: usu n N A chop is a small piece of meat cut from the ribs of a sheep or pig.

...grilled lamb chops.

3) PHRASE: Vs inflect When people chop and change, they keep changing their minds about what to do or how to act. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

Don't ask me why they have chopped and changed so much.

4) PHRASE If something is for the chop or is going to get the chop, it is going to be stopped or closed. If someone is for the chop, they are going to lose their job or position. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

He won't say which programmes are for the chop...

I was both disappointed and amazed when I got the chop from the Wales team.

Phrasal Verbs:
Syn:
get the boot

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