chop · verb T /tʃɑp/Full view
B2 to cut something into pieces with an axe, knife, or other sharp instrument
Dictionary examples:

He was chopping wood in the yard.

Add some fresh parsley, finely chopped.

Chop (up) the onions and carrots.

Learner example:

You would use them to chop vegetable[s]. (First Certificate in English; B2; Czech)

chop sth down or chop down sth
C2 to cut through something to make it fall down
Dictionary example:

We chopped down the old apple tree.

Learner example:

We send people to chop down trees and to ext[rac]t materials such as metals so that we can demonstrate our expensive possessions. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Greek)

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