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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHOPPED

Then add to it the chopped chicken with the other ingredients.

Put them into the soup, add a handful of chopped parsley, and let them boil.

Season it with pepper, salt, chopped sweet herbs, and parsley.

It had got chopped off by some accident when she was a calf.

It was plainly evident that it had been chopped off quite recently.

And then he realized that the pear-tree which the bonze had chopped down must have been his axle.

Ornament with chopped almonds and meringue, or not, as you please.

Decorate with chopped pistachios and hundreds and thousands.

Decorate it with chopped pistachios, and hundreds and thousands.

If they are served with hare, the liver is chopped and mixed with the forcemeat.

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.

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