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Phrasal Verbs

chop down

This page is about the phrasal verb chop down

Meaning

If you chop down something like a tree, you cause it to fall by cutting through its base.

Synonym

fell

For example

  • chop down sth Why don't you chop down that old tree before it falls on the house?

  • chop sth down My son told me he's very worried about people chopping the forests down because trees produce most of the oxygen we breathe.

Quick Quiz

Wood chip companies chop down millions of trees in our forests every year in order to make

a. fresh air

b. healthy environments

c. toilet paper

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