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 for chop
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chop \Chop\, n. [Chin. & Hind. ch[=a]p stamp, brand.]
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     1. Quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop.
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     2. A permit or clearance.
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     Chop dollar, a silver dollar stamped to attest its purity.
        
  
     chop of tea, a number of boxes of the same make and quality
        of leaf.
  
     Chowchow chop. See under Chowchow.
  
     Grand chop, a ship's port clearance. --S. W. Williams.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chop \Chop\, v. t. [Cf. D. koopen to buy. See Cheapen, v. t.,
     and cf. Chap, v. i., to buy.]
     1. To barter or truck.
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     2. To exchange; substitute one thing for another.
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              We go on chopping and changing our friends.
                                                    --L'Estrange.
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     To chop logic, to dispute with an affected use of logical
        terms; to argue sophistically.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chop \Chop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chopped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Chopping.] [Cf. LG. & D. kappen, Dan. kappe, Sw. kappa. Cf.
     Chap to crack.]
     1. To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to
        cut into pieces; to mince; -- often with up.
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     2. To sever or separate by one more blows of a sharp
        instrument; to divide; -- usually with off or down.
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              Chop off your hand, and it to the king. --Shak.
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     3. To seize or devour greedily; -- with up. [Obs.]
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              Upon the opening of his mouth he drops his
              breakfast, which the fox presently chopped up.
                                                    --L'estrange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chop \Chop\, v. i.
     1. To purchase by way of truck.
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     2. (Naut.) To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops
        about.
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     3. To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.
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              Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the judge.
                                                    --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chop \Chop\, n.
     A change; a vicissitude. --Marryat.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chop \Chop\, v. t. & i.
     To crack. See Chap, v. t. & i.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chop \Chop\, n.
     1. The act of chopping; a stroke.
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     2. A piece chopped off; a slice or small piece, especially of
        meat; as, a mutton chop.
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     3. A crack or cleft. See Chap.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chop \Chop\, v. i.
     1. To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or
        other sharp instrument.
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     2. To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to
        catch or attempt to seize.
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              Out of greediness to get both, he chops at the
              shadow, and loses the substance.      --L'Estrange.
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     3. To interrupt; -- with in or out.
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              This fellow interrupted the sermon, even suddenly
              chopping in.                          --Latimer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chop \Chop\, n. [See Chap.]
     1. A jaw of an animal; -- commonly in the pl. See Chops.
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     2. A movable jaw or cheek, as of a wooden vise.
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     3. The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbor, or
        channel; as, East Chop or West Chop. See Chops.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chop
      n 1: the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind
           blowing in a direction opposite to the tide); "the boat
           headed into the chop"
      2: a small cut of meat including part of a rib
      3: a jaw; "I'll hit him on the chops"
      4: a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts
         backspin on the ball [syn: chop, chop shot]
      5: a grounder that bounces high in the air [syn: chop,
         chopper]
      v 1: cut into pieces; "Chop wood"; "chop meat" [syn: chop,
           chop up]
      2: move suddenly
      3: form or shape by chopping; "chop a hole in the ground"
      4: strike sharply, as in some sports
      5: cut with a hacking tool [syn: chop, hack]
      6: hit sharply

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  265 Moby Thesaurus words for "chop":
     Saratoga chop, Vandyke, alter, ameliorate, amputate, ax, bang,
     bank, barley, bash, bat, be changed, be converted into, be renewed,
     beam, beating, belt, biff, billow, bird seed, bisect, blaze, blow,
     bonk, border, bore, bottom out, box, bran, break, breakers,
     broadside, broken ground, broken water, buffet, bust, butcher,
     carve, cat food, change, checker, cheek, chicken feed,
     chop and change, choppiness, chopping sea, cleave, clip, clout,
     clump, coast, comb, comber, come about, come around, come round,
     corduroy, corduroy road, corn, corrugation, crack, crenellate,
     crenulate, crimp, crop, cube, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off,
     cut up, cutlet, dash, degenerate, deteriorate, deviate, dice,
     dichotomize, dig, dint, dirty water, dissever, diverge, diversify,
     dog food, drub, drubbing, drumming, eagre, eatage, ensilage,
     excise, feed, fissure, flank, flop, fodder, forage, fragment,
     fusillade, gash, goose bumps, goose pimples, gooseflesh, grain,
     gravity wave, ground swell, hack, halve, hand, handedness, hash,
     haul around, haunch, hay, heave, heavy sea, heavy swell, hew, hip,
     hit, horripilation, improve, incise, indent, jab, jag, jibe,
     jigsaw, jowl, knock, knurl, lance, laterality, lick, lift, lop,
     machicolate, make mincemeat of, many-sidedness, mash, meal,
     meliorate, mill, mince, mitigate, modulate, multilaterality,
     mutate, mutton chop, nick, notch, oats, pare, paste, pasturage,
     pasture, peak, pelt, pet food, picot, pink, planking, plunk, poke,
     popple, pork chop, pound, profile, provender, prune, punch,
     quarter, rap, rend, revive, riffle, ripple, rise, rive, roll,
     roller, rough, rough water, sandpaper, saw, scallop, scarify,
     scend, scissor, score, scotch, scratch, scratch feed, sea, send,
     serrate, sever, shift, shore, side, siding, silage, slam, slap,
     slash, slice, slit, slog, slops, slug, smack, smash, snip, sock,
     spank, split, straw, stroke, sunder, surf, surge, swat, swell,
     swerve, swill, swing, swipe, tack, take a turn, tattoo, tear,
     temple, thump, thwack, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide wave, tooth,
     trough, tsunami, turn, turn aside, turn into, turn the corner,
     undergo a change, undulation, unilaterality, vary, veal chop,
     veal cutlet, veer, warp, washboard, water wave, wave, wavelet,
     whack, wheat, white horses, whitecaps, whittle, whop, worsen,
     yerk
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  CHOP
   /chop/, n.
  
      [IRC] See channel op.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  channel op
  chan op
  CHOP
  
      /chan'l op/ (Or "{op", "chan op", "chop") Someone
     who is endowed with privileges on a particular IRC
     channel.  These privileges include the right to kick
     users, to change various status bits and to make others into
     CHOPs.
  
     The full form, "channel operator", is almost never used.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1998-01-08)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Chop
  
      A code generator by Alan L. Wendt
      for the lcc C compiler front
     end.  Version 0.6 is interfaced with Fraser and Hanson's
     lcc front end.  The result is a C compiler with good
     code selection but no global optimisation.  In 1993, Chop
     could compile and run small test programs on the VAX.  The
     National Semiconductor 32000 and Motorola 68000 code
     generators are being upgraded for lcc compatibility.
  
     ftp://beethoven.cs.colostate.edu/pub/chop/0.6.tar.Z)">(ftp://beethoven.cs.colostate.edu/pub/chop/0.6.tar.Z).
  
     ["Fast Code Generation Using Automatically-Generated Decision
     Trees", ACM SIGPLAN '90 PLDI].
  
     (1993-04-28)
  

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