Definition of hop verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hop

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//hɑp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hop
     
    he / she / it hops
     
    past simple hopped
     
    -ing form hopping
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of a person) to move by jumping on one foot I couldn't put my weight on my ankle and had to hop everywhere. kids hopping over puddles He was hopping from foot to foot.
  2. 2 [intransitive] + adv./prep. (of an animal or a bird) to move by jumping with all or both feet together A robin was hopping around on the path. The frog hopped toward him.
  3. 3 [intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal) to go or move somewhere quickly and suddenly Hop in, I'll drive you home. She hopped out of the car at the traffic lights. to hop into/out of bed I hopped on the next train. We hopped over to Nantucket for the weekend.
  4. 4 [transitive] hop a plane, bus, train, etc. to get on a plane, bus, etc., especially when you make a quick decision to do so
  5. 5[intransitive] hop (from something to something) to change from one activity or subject to another I like to hop from channel to channel when I watch TV. She's always hopping from one project to the next.
  6. Idioms
    hop to it(informal)
     
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    = jump
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