chop
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chop(
chap
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cut)
a. cortar
We need to chop celery for the stuffing.Hay que cortar el apio para el relleno.
When we went camping, we chopped wood for the fire.Cuando fuimos de campamento, cortamos madera para la fogata.
b. picar
Can you help me chop the green beans?¿Puedes ayudarme a picar los ejotes?
c. trocear
I wear goggles when chopping onions to keep my eyes from tearing up.Me pongo gafas al trocear cebollas para evitar que me lloren los ojos.
d. talar (tree)
I had to chop the tree down in my backyard because the roots were threatening the sewer.Tuve que talar el árbol en mi patio trasero porque las raíces estaban amenazando la alcantarilla.
2. (to eliminate)
a. cortar
The company is almost bankrupt, so they will have to chop hundreds of jobs.La empresa está casi en la quiebra, así que van a tener que cortar cientos de empleos.
3. (sports)
a. cortar
The way he holds the bat makes him chop the ball every time.La manera en que sostiene el bate hace que corte la pelota en cada ocasión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to cut)
a. cortar
You must chop with strength and precision.Debes cortar con fuerza y precisión.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (blow)
a. el tajo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He cut the wood with a single chop.Cortó la madera de un solo tajo.
b. el golpe
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The superhero picked up his sword, and with one chop he brought the villain down.El superhéroe levantó su espada y de un golpe tumbó al villano.
c. el hachazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(ax)
The ranger gave a hefty chop.El guardabosques dio un fuerte hachazo.
d. el manotazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(hand)
With a single chop, his hand sliced through the board as if it were butter.De un manotazo su mano atravesó la tabla como si fuera mantequilla.
6. (culinary)
a. la chuleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They prepared some delicious lamb chops.Prepararon unas deliciosas chuletas de cordero.
b. la costilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We had spicy pork chops and a beer.Comimos costillas picosas de cerdo y una cerveza.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(elimination)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm sure he'll get the chop with that project.Estoy seguro de que va a recibir un rechazo con ese proyecto.
The mid-level managers all got the chop.Todos los gerentes de niveles medios fueron despedidos.
chops
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
a. el morro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The wolf advanced toward him, licking its slobbering chops.El lobo se le acercó relamiéndose el morro baboso.
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chop
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (with ax)
a. el hachazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
she got the chopla pusieron de patitas en la calle
3. (of lamb, pork)
a. la chuleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (wood)
a. cortar
5. (meat)
a. trocear
6. (vegetables)
a. picar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (general)
a.
to chop and changecambiar de idea continuamente
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chop [tʃɒp]
noun
1 (blow) golpe (m) cortante; (cut) tajo (m)
2 (Cookery) chuleta (f)
3 (Britain)
to get the chop [+project] ser rechazado or desechado; [+person] (be sacked) ser despedido; to give sb the chop despedir a algn; he's for the chop le van a despedir; this programme is for the chop este programa se va a suprimir
transitive verb
1 [+wood] cortar; talar; [+meat, vegetables] picar
to chop one's way through abrirse camino a con un machete
2 (Britain) [+person] despedir
3 (Dep) [+ball] cortar
chop [tʃɒp]
intransitive verb
(Britain)
to chop and change cambiar constantemente de opinión
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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