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chop

noun [C] (MOUTH)    /tʃɒp/ US  /tʃɑːp/
chops [plural] informal the area of the face surrounding the mouth of a person or an animal: a dog licking its chops I'll give him a smack in the chops if he doesn't shut up.The head and face US slang the way you hold your mouth when playing a wind instrument such as a saxophone, or more generally, your ability to play a musical instrument: She's got great chops for a 14-year-old.Playing musicSinging in general
(Definition of chop noun (MOUTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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