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chop down

1. To fell; to cut down. Usually refers to cutting down a tree. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chop" and "down." We had to chop down that old tree to keep it from falling onto our house. It would be a shame to have to chop that old oak down just to make room for a parking lot.
2. To destroy or reject something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chop" and "down." Now that the CEO has chopped down our idea, we need to come up with something better.
See also: chop, down

chop something down

 
1. Lit. to cut down something, such as a tree, with an ax. Please don't chop my favorite tree down. Don't chop down this tree!
2. Fig. to destroy something, such as a plan or an idea. The committee chopped the idea down in its early stages. They chopped down a great idea!
See also: chop, down
References in classic literature ?
I was born the son of a woodman who chopped down trees in the forest and sold the wood for a living.
The cocoanuts and bananas were chopped down, the taro gardens uprooted, and the pigs and chickens killed.
The villages were burned, the canoes smashed, the chickens and pigs killed, and the precious cocoanut trees chopped down.
Now in America that interesting tree would be chopped down or forgotten within the next five years, but it will be treasured here.
The engagement commenced with about two hundred chops administered by the short sailor and the tall sailor alternately, without producing any particular result, until the short sailor was chopped down on one knee; but this was nothing to him, for he worked himself about on the one knee with the assistance of his left hand, and fought most desperately until the tall sailor chopped his sword out of his grasp.
Wade took the long drive Martin, under his father's guidance, chopped down enough trees to build a little lean-to kitchen and make-shift stable.
Large trees had been chopped down fifteen or twenty feet above the ground, and upon the tops of them spherical habitations of woven twigs, mud covered, had been built.
NABLUS- March 13, 2018 (WAFA) -- Israeli settlers chopped down on Tuesday olive trees and assaulted a farmer in Nablus-area villages, according to a Palestinian official.
Then, if they are chopped down the developer or agency responsible has to pay the value into a Tree Bank which would then be used to pay for new planting nearby.
We cannot protect the country from devastating impacts of global warming-induced climate change, as long as our forests continue to remain chopped down.
SWABI -- The district irrigation department chopped down trees during an anti-encroachment drive along the Saleem Khan and Buner Canals in Palodand area a few days ago, earning the ire of the locals.
AN INVESTIGATION was launched after a mighty 300-year-old oak tree close to a controversial new housing development was chopped down.
FOUR trees will be chopped down in Middlesbrough's Stewart Park this month.
Mirallas was carried off on a stretcher after being chopped down by Jordon Mutch in the 3-1 win over QPR on Monday.
TOWN Hall bosses are to take action against the owners of a spa which has angered neighbours amid a row over trees being chopped down.