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chop up

1. Literally, to cut or slice something into smaller pieces. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chop" and "up." Can you chop up the onions for the stew? Chop up the lumber so we can use it for firewood.
2. By extension, to split something into smaller sections. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chop" and "up." This paragraph was way too long, so I chopped it up.
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chop up

v.
1. To cut something into small pieces with a sharp tool: The cook chopped up the parsley. I chopped an onion up and added it to the soup.
2. To divide something into smaller segments: The editor chopped the manuscript up into distinct chapters. I chopped up the long drive by making frequent stops.
See also: chop, up
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Similarly, a small packet of chopped up pineapple generally costs around pounds 2, while a whole one will set a buyer back just 89p - plus a few minutes of chopping.
With a little more effort, you can alterone or both to make the fit more snug (in Dsico's "I Need to Be Sedated," the Ramones' punkvocals have become more ethereal to match their new electronic backdrop) or more jarring (when 01 Andy Crane paired a Method Man rap with the theme from The Muppet Show, he chopped up the latter a bit, in what I can only assume was an attempt to make my brain hurt).