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Meaning of “hop” in the English Dictionary

"hop" in British English

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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 ​somewherequickly or to get into or out of a ​vehiclequickly: We hopped over to Bruges for the ​weekend. I hopped on the ​bus at the ​trafficlights.C2 [I] If a ​smallanimal, ​bird, or ​insect hops, it ​moves by ​jumping on all or two of ​itsfeet 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 ​shortjump by a ​person on one ​foot, or by a ​smallanimal, ​bird, or ​insect on all or two of ​itsfeet at the same ​time: With his ​feettied together he could only ​move in little hops.be a short hop informal to be a ​shortdistance, ​especially by ​plane: Rio to São Paulo is just a ​short hop by ​plane.
  • hop noun (PLANT)

hops [plural] the ​driedfruits of a ​climbingplant, used to give a ​bitterflavour 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 ​smalljumps 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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