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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Contributor: Matt Errey