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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHOP

Mash or chop the berries, as preferred, and add the sugar to them.

Cook them until they are quite soft, and then chop them or mash them.

Then chop a half-pint of oysters, and beat six eggs very well.

Chop the yolks of all, and the whites of two, and stir them into melted butter.

Drain it, cut the leaves from the stalks, and chop them fine.

Boil the spinach as above, and drain and press it, but do not chop it.

The meat should always be boiled the day before you want to chop it.

Chop also a dozen pippins, and two pounds of sultana raisins.

There she was, an untouched roll and chop on her plate, a cup of coffee by her side.

Chop up a stick of celery, a sprig of parsley, a carrot, an onion.

WORD ORIGIN

"to cut with a quick blow," mid-14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old North French choper (Old French coper "to cut, cut off," 12c., Modern French couper), from Vulgar Latin *cuppare "to behead," from a root meaning "head," but influenced in Old French by couper "to strike." Related: Chopped; chopping.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHOP

ax/axe

verbcut with large blade

axed

verbcut with large blade

axes

verbcut with large blade

axing

verbcut with large blade
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