(etyl) choppen, variant of (only attested in compounds). More at (l).
A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib.
*1957 , :
*:I was standing at the meat counter, waiting for some rib lamb chops to be cut.
A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.
(martial arts) A blow delivered with the hand rigid and outstretched.
Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long.
(poker) A hand where two or more players have an equal-valued hand, resulting in the chips being shared equally between them.
Termination, especially from employment.
(dated) A crack or cleft; a chap.
* axe, pink slip, sack
To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions.
- chop wood
To sever with an axe or similar implement.
- chop an onion
(baseball) To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce.
(poker) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players.
To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize.
- Chop off his head.
To interrupt; with in'' or ''out .
- Out of greediness to get both, he chops at the shadow, and loses the substance.
- This fellow interrupted the sermon, even suddenly chopping in.
* chop chop
* chopping board
* chop logic
* karate chop
* try out one's own chops
Of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of (chap).
(obsolete) To exchange, to barter; to swap.
* 1644 , (John Milton), Aeropagitica :
- this is not to put down Prelaty, this is but to chop an Episcopacy; this is but to translate the Palace Metropolitan'' from one kind of dominion into another, this is but an old canonicall sleight of ''commuting our penance.
To chap or crack.
(nautical) To vary or shift suddenly.
- We go on chopping and changing our friends.
To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.
* Francis Bacon
- The wind chops about.
- Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the judge.
(mostly, in the plural) A jaw of an animal.
A movable jaw or cheek, as of a vice.
The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbour, or channel.
A change; a vicissitude.
- East Chop'''; West '''Chop
An official stamp or seal.
Mark indicating nature, quality, or brand.
- silk of the first chop
* chop dollar
* chop of tea
* grand chop
(internet) An IRC channel operator.
* 1996 , Peter Ludlow, High Noon on the Electronic Frontier (page 404)
- IRC supports mechanisms for the enforcement of acceptable behaviour on IRC. Channel operators — "chanops" or "chops " — have access to the /kick command, which throws a specified user out of the given channel.
(see usage notes below
To reduce to smaller pieces by crushing with lateral motion.
To shape with the force of friction.
- grind a lens
(metalworking) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.
To become ground, pulverized, or polished by friction.
- grind an axe
- This corn grinds well.
To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
(sports) To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.
To oppress, hold down or weaken.
(slang) To rotate the hips erotically.
(slang) To dance in a sexually suggestive way with both partners in very close proximity, often pressed against each other.
(video games) To repeat a task in order to gain levels or items.
To produce mechanically and repetitively as if by turning a crank.
To instill through repetitive teaching.
- Steel grinds to a sharp edge.
(slang, Hawaii) To eat.
- Grinding lessons into students' heads does not motivate them to learn.
(slang) To work or study hard; to hustle or drudge.
- Eh, brah, let's go grind .
* In the sports and video game senses, the past participle and past tense form grinded is often used instead of the irregular form ground.
* Historically, there also existed a past participle form grounden, but it is now archaic or obsolete.
* When used to denote sexually suggestive dancing between two partners, the past participle and past tense form grinded is almost always used.
* bump and grind
* have an axe to grind
The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.
A tedious task.
- This bag contains espresso grind .
A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.
(archaic, slang) One who studies hard; a swot.
(subgenre of heavy metal)
- This homework is a grind .