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English definition of “hop”

hop

verb uk   /hɒp/ us    /hɑːp/ (-pp-)
C2 [I] to jump on one foot or to move about in this way: I tried to hop on my good foot while holding onto Jim. C1 [I + adv/prep] informal to go somewhere quickly or to get into or out of a vehicle quickly: We hopped over to Bruges for the weekend. I hopped on the bus at the traffic lights. C2 [I] If a small animal, bird, or insect hops, it moves by jumping on all or two of its feet at the same time: The rabbit/bird hopped across the grass.

hop

noun uk   /hɒp/ us    /hɑːp/

hop noun (JUMP)

[C] a short jump by a person on one foot, or by a small animal, bird, or insect on all or two of its feet at the same time: With his feet tied together he could only move in little hops. be a short hop informal to be a short journey or distance, especially in an aircraft: London to Edinburgh is just a short hop by plane.

hop noun (PLANT)

hops [plural] the dried fruits of a climbing plant, used to give a bitter flavour to beer

hop

adjective [before noun] uk   /hɒp/ us    /hɑːp/
relating to hops: a hop plant
(Definition of hop from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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