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  • v. to cut or chop in order to separate
  • v. to separate, divide something that was considered whole
  • v. to cause a body of water to become choppy
  • v. To convert a sampled audio file into short segments

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cut into pieces


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  • "Not often, but I can do it, " the older man replied, unsheathing a hand ax, adjusting its weighting slide, then stooping to chop up the battered brush and limbs.

    Elephant in the City

  • “I let her chop up the water until she was exhausted and red in the face and then I calmly stood up and said, “‘Grandma, it was all your fault.’”


  • And she said she will chop up the chicken livers with onions and eggs for an appetizer, and then she will buy twenty-five pounds of fish, and cook it sweet and sour with raisins, and she said she will bake all her shtrudels on pure chicken fat.

    Hungry Hearts


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