transitive verbchopped, chopping
1.1(cut)(wood/firewood) cortar(meat/apple) (en trozos pequeños) cortar(onion/parsley) picarhe chopped the meat (up) into pieces — cortó la carne en pedacitos
- we chopped a path through the jungle — nos abrimos camino a machetazos en la selva
- A sharp knife is not required to chop the story to pieces; a dull two-by-four will suffice.
- To isolate protoplasts, the embryonic axes were chopped into small pieces using a razor blade.
- If you don't want to crunch through large, raw pieces of onion in your burger, finely chop the onions, or mince them in a food processor, before adding to the meat.
- Wash the pepper and chop it into pieces about as big as the beef.
- After that, take them out and leave them to soften slightly for 15 to 20 minutes, then peel them with a sharp knife and chop them into chunks.
- I garnished with strips of prosciutto and finely chopped chives and parsley.
- They first asked me if it was OK if they chopped the tree into pieces.
- The volunteers collect several tonnes of wood and then chop it into manageable pieces, ready for the fireplace.
- Large pieces of jewellery were often chopped up into smaller pieces known as ‘hack-silver’ to make up the exact weight of silver required.
- Halve the red chillies, scrape out the seeds with the point of a knife then chop the flesh finely.
- The salmon came with finely chopped egg and a sharp piquant sauce with horseradish base and was simply excellent.
- Blend it until the garlic is chopped up and the marinade forms an emulsion.
- The harvested plant material was chopped up and returned to the soil to allow it to decompose so that no labelled nitrogen was lost from the system.
- They are chopped up and mulched and used in the planting of other trees.
- Once they are weighed and measured, their location noted, the whales are chopped up, shipped back to Japan, and sold on the open market.
- Well, if they think that then they have to be chopped up into little pieces!
- Season inside and stuff with finely chopped onion and parsley.
- Sycamore are usually the worst and can remain dry at the bottom of the pile unless they are chopped up and soaked before stacking.
- It was chopped up into small pieces and taken away.
- A portion of each sample was chopped into small pieces, frozen, and homogenized in fresh CTAB extraction buffer.
1.2chopped past participle(herbs/onions) picado(meat/beef/sirloin) molido US(sirloin/beef/meat) picado River Plate Spain US
1.3informal (cancel)(plan) suprimir(grant) cortar(grant) suprimir
- Staffing levels at the city's library could be chopped.
- At the same time it also announced plans to chop 3,000 jobs in a bid to reduce costs.
- The strategy is risky, but suppliers say it is the result of years of intensive pressure to chop prices.
- Exports to Iran, Iraq, China, and Egypt were chopped.
- The firm put forward plans to chop Sunday bus services on three routes in the area.
- He chops his second out of the rough to 40 yards short of the green but on the grass surrounding a nasty pot bunker.
- Bowling closer to the batsman's body may have seen an intended cut fly to slip or chop the ball onto the stumps, but it was not to be, and the English attack was accordingly flayed.
- Boone chopped a grounder to Bill Mueller, but the ball spun out of the third baseman's grasp for a charitable infield single to load the bases.
- McLaren, who had been over-indulgent on the left flank, eventually managed to unravel himself from close marking and chop the ball back to Hay, who launched a long cross into the box.
- With the Yanks leading 2-1, Orlando Cabrera chopped a ball to third base to lead off the bottom of the sixth.
- The impetus was maintained by Mirza who struck a confident run-a-ball 40, while Walker was unlucky to chop the ball onto his stumps for 27 and so end his knock.
- I hate the idea of missing a fairway and having to just chop it out of heavy rough.
- Webb got Steve Finley to fly out and struck out Milton Bradley, and then Beltre chopped a ball to the left side.
- Bruyns chopped a ball onto his stumps and Gamiet spooned a catch to mid-on.
- Five pitches later, Sierra chopped a pitch that a charging Millar fielded halfway between first and home.
- Guzman now is trying to chop the ball on the ground and use his speed.
- Novak becomes the first man to hold serve after Henman chops an attempted stop-volley wide.
- His ball shot through the green and settled in the thick rough behind the green but the South African chopped it out and sank it for a birdie.
- Under pressure, the Motherwell midfielder Simo Valakari tried to chop the ball back from the touchline to his central defender Grieg Denham.
- Guzman chopped a ball which Cairo cut off in short right but had no play on, loading the bases.
- Humphreys, having started the wickets rolling by snaring Martin Leech with a snick to Walker, then got a delivery to lift and Kaushal chopped it onto his stumps for 12.
- He chopped a ball hard on to his leg stump but the bail, instead of falling, spun and settled lengthways across the top of the stump, completely clear of the middle stump.
intransitive verbchopped, chopping
1.1(with ax, cleaver) hachazo masculine
1.2(with hand)manotazo masculineSport golpe cortado masculine(in karate) golpe masculine
- On the 41st minute though referee David Ross had Downpatrick howling for his instant dismissal of Peter Telford whose tackle seemed more a case of bad timing than a vicious chop.
- Then she made two quick movements - first a quick, but effective chop to Bobby's neck, then a retrieval of the gun.
- Chuck does an oddly contrapuntal kung fu chop in the aisle.
- I stepped to the side, easily avoiding a downwards chop.
- With one arm out, the hapless soldier was quickly disarmed, then dispatched by a chop across his neck as he turned to run.
- Neither talked for quite a while, both just sat listening to the steady swish, chop, swish, chop, of the axe in the wood.
- As the swimmer completes his pull with a quick, downward chop of the hand, notice that he still maintains a broad surface area with the hand.
- Then, with a single disarming chop to the back of his neck, Alex's eyes rolled back into his head, he swayed once, and then fell on the floor.
- Then a minute later the first yellow card and subsequent sending off ever in the National Hurling League came when James Walsh was sent to the line after a chop on his opposite number Gerry Quinn.
- He watched his father's neat, even blows, chops, cuts, and parries.
- Raymond leaped forward with a downward chop from his long sword.
- If it's a good excuse they get one light karate chop to the forehead if it's not they get a chop to the head and stomach.
- A chop strikes home, straight to the skull, a head is bloodied.
- Within seconds, downward chops and low slashes signal the beginning of the engagement.
- He landed a fist to her chin and she countered with a chop to his neck.
1.3British informal (dismissal, cancellation)to give sb the chop — echar a algn
- they all got the chop — los echaron a todos
- her story got the chop — no le publicaron el artículo
2Cookingchuleta femininecostilla feminine South America
- If you order the thick lamb chops, have them drizzled with anchovy butter; the grilled pompano is good enough to eat alone.
- I would also be happy to drink this with simple grilled red meats such as steak, or lamb chops.
- Finally, they would bring the entrée, which might be a steak, lamb chops, roast pork, rabbit, ox tail stew or veal.
- In the past two weeks I have barbecued skinny lamb chops marinated in spicy harissa, Greek sausages, calamari and some beautiful little sardines.
- It's best used when grilling kabobs, burgers, chops and steaks.
- Pork chops in a Peking-style barbecue sauce are scrumptious.
- Other Sunset Specials include egg and bacon quiche, steak sandwich, pork chop with a choice of mushroom or peppercorn sauces and even a chicken curry Madras.
- The menu is filled with stylish comfort foods like liver and onions, wood-smoked pork chops, and shell steak smothered in crisps of pancetta.
- Veal chops and tuna and pork tenderloin are wonderfully grilled but shortchanged of their distinctive spices.
- Cut open bag and slice lamb into individual chops.
- We'll have lamb chops, or a steak with mashed potato.
- Among the English classics will be steak and kidney pudding, lamb chump chops, topside of beef, bangers and mash, and fish, chips and peas.
- And the pork chop has both a studding of sage and an artichoke confit to thank for its holiday-dinner aroma.
- So for Father's Day, I grilled thick pork chops - almost 2 inches deep - topped with a mint pesto and grilled yams and then sautéed green beans.
- The restaurant serves a range of culinary treats and the head chef lists fillet steak, veal chops and seabass among his specialities.
- Roasted cod has a brisk glaze of vinegar and Riesling; thin, tender venison chops are paired with an engaging juniper-and-celery-root gratin.
- In the last year I have added it to white bean soup, squid with peas, chorizo stews, grilled lamb chops, roasted vegetables, baked beans, beef burgers and fish stew.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan and sear the pork chops for four minutes on one side, pressing them down in the pan.
- There are four main portions cut from the pig carcass that qualify as pork chops: center cut chops, rib chops, blade chops, and pork sirloin chops.
- In today's society we go to the market to pick up steaks, pork chops, bacon, and other meat products, and we normally don't think twice about it.
informal(of animal) quijada feminine(of animal) morro masculine(of person) boca feminine(of person) jeta feminine informal(of person) morro masculine informal
intransitive verbchopped, chopping
1to chop and change — cambiar continuamente
- If we find we need certain skills that we don't have at the moment, then heads may roll, although we don't want to chop and change all the time.
- But if you're a person of principle the decision about which party to support becomes confusing as times change and parties chop and change their policies.
- You have to have the ability to chop and change.
- Once again I am experiencing a mixture of feelings, which chop and change from one moment to the next.
- We want to provide stability in the batting order so we don't want to chop and change.
- From my own perspective, I think the Australians are reaching a situation where they can chop and change the team, and I reckon that there will be an overhaul once the World Cup is over.
- During the day I'll usually snack on a biscuit or some chocolate at some point - but I'm not fussy which kind - I chop and change according to mood and availability.
- So how come we let the people who lead the country chop and change every few years?
- Songs start and stop perfectly, sometimes several times; time signatures chop and change and not a single beat is missed.
- However, Gomez has the ability to chop and change between three vocalists, often using all three at the same time to create a wall of warm melody.
- There are a number of good quality players at the club and this tempted Keegan to chop and change too much.
- Given the general performance of the selection panel of the time, it is more tempting to think that, if you chop and change often enough, sooner or later the right bloke must be there at the right time.
- We have a lot of games over Christmas and the boss is going to chop and change the side.
- They chop and change, depending on which way the stock-market wind is blowing at the time.
- They are not afraid to chop and change film techniques, split screens, or switch between documentary, illustration and drama.
- Injuries have meant that we've had to chop and change, so it has been difficult to stay fresh.
- They tend to give players opportunities and a run in the first team whereas others, and I am not being unkind, would chop and change.
- There isn't a single person I wouldn't like to meet again, and I guess not a lot of people can say that about their jobs - especially not someone who works in an industry where people chop and change so often.
- So we've had to chop and change goalkeepers, although it still feels as if there is something of a curse.
- Dimensions chop and change, and an almost magical dexterity keeps the viewer captivated and concentrating.