Definitions starting with C

ID #3989

chop, chap

/chap/ v.t. 1. [Car.; cf. OED chop to cut (with an ax etc.)] to assault a person with a machete, or anything sharp: The next boy take one knife and chop him up dead good (Nassau). (Black)

2. [Car.; cf. OED chop to cut with a blow; Scots chap chop, strike, pound CSD; 1811 DVT "Chop. A Blow. Boxing Term") to hit a person with something blunt (e.g. a stone, one's fist, etc.); to beat: 1977 You bring your black ass inside this house or I'll chap yuh (Full 70), He get chap with rock last night and haddy go to the hospital (Nassau). (Gen.)

3. [W Car.; cf. US dial. South chop to hoe (cotton)] to clear away (weeds, undergrowth): We have to chop the bush to get through (Andros). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-12-24 23:02
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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