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hopverb

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.

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hopnoun

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 distance, especially by plane: Rio to São Paulo 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

hopadjective [before noun]

uk   /hɒp/ us   /hɑːp/
relating to hops: a hop plant
(Definition of hop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hopverb [I/T]

us   /hɑp/ -pp-
to make small jumps on one or two feet, or to move along in this way: [I] A bird hopped across the lawn. [T] Nikki hopped the fence (= jumped over it). [I] fig. Come on, hop in (= get in), I’ve got plenty of room in the car.
hop
noun [C] us   /hɑp/
fig. It’s just a short hop to Pittsburgh by plane.
(Definition of hop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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