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- v. Used other than as an idiom: see chop, down.
- v. To curtail, shorten
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- v. cut down
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Herrington and his gang of slaves was sent to the east side to chop down the heavy timber and clear the land for cultivation, all of which had first to be learned, for we knew nothing of felling trees, and the poor slaves had rather a hard time of it.
Taunus’s fists and boots had scored only near misses so far, but he began to look like the hardest big man to chop down Dasinger had yet run into.