Definition of hop noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hop

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    noun
    NAmE//hɑp//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a short jump by a person on one foot He crossed the hall with a hop, skip, and a jump.
  2. 2 [countable] a short jump by an animal or a bird with all or both feet together
  3. 3[countable] a short journey, especially by plane
  4. 4[countable] a tall climbing plant with green female flowers that are shaped like cones
  5. 5hops [plural] the green female flowers of the hop plant that have been dried, used for making beer
  6. 6 [countable] an occasion when a ball bounces
  7. 7[countable] (old-fashioned) (informal) a social event at which people dance in an informal way see also hip-hop
  8. Idioms
    catch somebody on the hop(informal)
     
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    to surprise someone by doing something when they are not expecting it and not ready for it
    a hop, skip, and (a) jump(informal)
     
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    a short distance It's just a hop, skip, and jump from here.
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