Definition of chop noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    chop

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    NAmE//tʃɑp//
     
     
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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 ax or a knife Give the mushrooms a quick chop before adding them to the pan.
  3. 3[countable] an act of hitting someone or 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. Idioms
      bust somebody's chops(informal)
       
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    1. 1to hit someone hard in the jaw If you call me that again, I’ll bust your chops.
    2. 2to criticize or annoy someone in a way that is not serious My dad sometimes busts my chops about not working hard enough.
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