chop verb definition in Preparing food topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

chop

 verb: Preparing food topic
to cut something into pieces with a sharp tool such as a knife chop something He was chopping logs for firewood. Add the finely chopped onions. chop something (up) (into something) Chop the carrots up into small pieces. (figurative) The country was chopped up into small administrative areas.