Definition of chop noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    chop

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//tʃɒp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃɑːp//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable] a thick slice of meat with a bone attached to it, especially from a pig or sheep a pork/lamb chop
  2. 2[countable] an act of cutting something with a quick downward movement using an axe or a knife Give the mushrooms a quick chop before adding them to the pan.
  3. 3[countable] an act of hitting somebody/something with the side of your hand in a quick downward movement a karate chop
  4. 4chops [plural] (informal) the part of a person’s or an animal’s face around the mouth The dog sat licking its chops.
  5. 5chops [plural] the technical skill of an actor or a jazz or rock musician He has the acting chops to carry a major film.
  6. Word Originnoun senses 1 to 3 late Middle English: variant of chap.Idioms
      be for the chop(British English, informal)
       
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    1. 1(of a person) to be likely to be dismissed from a job Who's next for the chop?
    2. 2(of a plan, project, etc.) to be likely to be stopped or ended
      get/be given the chop(British English, informal)
       
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    1. 1(of a person) to be dismissed from a job The whole department has been given the chop.
    2. 2(of a plan, project, etc.) to be stopped or ended Three more schemes have got the chop.
    (Australian English, New Zealand English, informal) not very good or useful
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