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English definition of “chop”

chop

verb [T]     /tʃɒp/ US  /tʃɑːp/ (-pp-)
B2 to cut something into pieces with an axe, knife, or other sharp instrument: He was chopping wood in the yard. Add some fresh parsley, finely chopped. Chop (up) the onions and carrots roughly.informal Laura had her hair chopped (= cut) yesterday.Cutting and stabbing If something is chopped in business, it is stopped or reduced: Because of lack of funding many long-term research projects are being chopped.Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of chop verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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