chop something down

chop something down
ˌchop sthˈdown derived
to make sth, such as a tree, fall by cutting it at the base with a sharp tool
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  • chop down — verb cut down (Freq. 1) George chopped down the cherry tree • Hypernyms: ↑fell, ↑drop, ↑strike down, ↑cut down • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut someone/something down — 1 24 hectares of trees were cut down: FELL, chop down, hack down, saw down, hew. 2 he was cut down in his prime: KILL, slaughter, shoot down, mow down, gun down; …   Useful english dictionary

  • chop — 1 verb chopped, chopping 1 CUT STH (T) chop up to cut something such as food or wood into smaller pieces: Can you chop some firewood? | chop sth into pieces/chunks/segments: Chop an onion into pieces. 2 REDUCE STH (T) to reduce by a large amount… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chop — chop1 [ tʃap ] verb ** 1. ) chop or chop up transitive to cut something such as food or wood into pieces: Finely chop the cabbage and cook it in boiling salted water. Next, add the chopped onions. Don t chop any more wood; we have enough. chop… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chop — I UK [tʃɒp] / US [tʃɑp] verb Word forms chop : present tense I/you/we/they chop he/she/it chops present participle chopping past tense chopped past participle chopped ** 1) a) chop or chop up [transitive] to cut something such as food or wood… …   English dictionary

  • chop — [[t]tʃɒ̱p[/t]] ♦♦♦ chops, chopping, chopped 1) VERB If you chop something, you cut it into pieces with strong downward movements of a knife or an axe. [V n into n] Chop the butter into small pieces... [V n] Chop the onions very finely... [V n …   English dictionary

  • chop — [tʃɒp] verb [T] I to cut something such as food or wood into pieces Chop the meat into small cubes.[/ex] • chop and change British informal to keep changing from one thing to another[/ex] chop sth down chop sth off chop sth up II noun [C] chop… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • chop — chop1 [chäp] vt. chopped, chopping [ME choppen, prob. < northern OFr choper, for OFr coper, to cut off (< VL * cuppare, to decapitate < * cuppum, skull < LL cuppa, CUP); infl. by couper, to strike (< coup, colp, a blow: see COUP)]… …   English World dictionary

  • chop — chop1 [tʃɔp US tʃa:p] v past tense and past participle chopped present participle chopping [T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from chap; CHAPPED] 1.) also chop up to cut something into smaller pieces ▪ He went outside to chop some more wood… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • down — Synonyms and related words: COD, Vandyke, actively, adown, ailing, air, alkali flat, all up with, alluvial plain, anthill, backset, bad, barrow, basin, beard, beat, beaten, beaver, bedfast, bedridden, below, below par, best, bested, blow down,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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