Definition of “hop” - 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 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)

“hop” in American English

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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)