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Chop off   /tʃɑp ɔf/   Listen
Chop off

verb
1.
Remove by or as if by cutting.  Synonyms: cut off, lop off.  "Lop off the dead branch"






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"Chop off" Quotes from Famous Books



... chopping off his fingers, the magistrate, as guardian of the community, has no authority to restrain him, however he might do it from kindness as a parent.—Though, indeed, upon more consideration, I think he may; as it is probable, that he who is chopping off his own fingers, may soon proceed to chop off those of other people. If I think it right to steal Mr. Dilly's plate, I am a bad man; but he can say nothing to me. If I make an open declaration that I think so, he will keep me out of his house. If I put forth my hand, I shall be sent ...
— Life of Johnson - Abridged and Edited, with an Introduction by Charles Grosvenor Osgood • James Boswell

... know, these Cascellans think the proper way to greet visitors is to chop off their heads and stuff them with green apples. If Galactic says unique, ...
— Warrior Race • Robert Sheckley



Words linked to "Chop off" :   come off, roach, come away, abscise, cut off, detach



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