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English definition of “chop sth off”

chop sth off

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with chop   /tʃɒp/ us    /tʃɑːp/ (-pp-)
to cut off part of something with a sharp tool: Two of his fingers were chopped off in the accident.Cutting off and disconnecting
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