chop up

This page is about the phrasal verb chop up.

Meaning: to cut something into pieces with an axe or a knife

Synonym: cut up

For example:

  • chop up sth After we killed the lamb, we chopped up its body so we could fit the pieces into the cooking pot.

  • chop sth up Let's chop those branches up and use them to make a fire.

Quick Quiz:

We're making a big pot of delicious vegetable soup, and right now I'm chopping up

a. the recipe

b. the cooks

c. some carrots

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