Chop vs. Slice

Chop vs. Slice — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Chop and Slice

Chopverb

To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an axe

chop wood.

Slicenoun

A thin broad piece cut from a larger object

ate a slice of cheese.examined a slice of the diseased lung.

Chopverb

To shape or form by chopping

chop a hole in the ice.

Slicenoun

An often wedge-shaped piece cut from a larger, usually circular object

ordered a slice of pie.shared a slice of pizza.

Chopverb

To cut into small pieces

chop onions and carrots.chop up meat.

Slicenoun

A portion or share

a slice of the profits.

Chopverb

To reduce abruptly or by a large amount

chopped off his sentence midway.are going to chop expenses.

Slicenoun

A knife with a broad, thin, flexible blade, used for cutting and serving food.

Chopverb

(Sports) To hit or swing at (a pitched ball) with a short downward stroke.

Slicenoun

A similar implement for spreading printing ink.

Chopverb

To make heavy, cutting strokes.

Slicenoun

The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.

Chopverb

(Archaic) To move roughly or suddenly.

Slicenoun

A stroke that causes a ball to follow such a course

a golfer with a bad slice.

Chopverb

To change direction suddenly, as a ship in the wind.

Slicenoun

A ball propelled on such a course.

Chopnoun

The act of chopping.

Slicenoun

A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.

Chopnoun

A swift, short, cutting blow or stroke.

Sliceverb

To cut or divide into slices

slice a loaf of bread.

Chopnoun

(Sports) A short downward stroke.

Sliceverb

To cut from a larger piece

slice off a piece of salami.

Chopnoun

A piece that has been chopped off, especially a cut of meat, usually taken from the rib, shoulder, or loin and containing a bone.

Sliceverb

To cut through or move through with an action like cutting

"where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire" (Robert Frost).

Chopnoun

A short irregular motion of waves.

Sliceverb

To divide into portions or shares; parcel out

"With mortgage securitisation, a pool of home loans is sliced into tranches bearing different degrees of risk" (David Shirreff).

Chopnoun

An area of choppy water, as on an ocean.

Sliceverb

To reduce or remove from a larger amount or entity

sliced 10 percent off the asking price.

Chopnoun

The official stamp or seal of a government, company, or individual, especially in China.

Sliceverb

(Sports)To hit (a ball) with a slice.

Chopnoun

Quality; class

first chop.

Sliceverb

To make a cut with a cutting implement

I sliced into the cake.

Chopnoun

A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib.

I only like lamb chops with mint jelly.

Sliceverb

To move like a knife

The destroyer sliced through the water.

Chopnoun

A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.

It should take just one good chop to fell the sapling.

Sliceverb

(Sports)To hit a ball with a slice.

Chopnoun

(martial arts) A blow delivered with the hand rigid and outstretched.

A karate chop.

Slicenoun

That which is thin and broad.

Chopnoun

Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long.

Slicenoun

A thin, broad piece cut off.

a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread

Chopnoun

(poker) A hand where two or more players have an equal-valued hand, resulting in the chips being shared equally between them.

With both players having an ace-high straight, the pot was a chop.

Slicenoun

amount

Chopnoun

Termination, especially from employment.

Slicenoun

A piece of pizza.

Chopnoun

(dated) A crack or cleft; a chap.

Slicenoun

(British) A snack consisting of pastry with savoury filling.

I bought a ham and cheese slice at the service station.

Chopnoun

A turn of fortune; change; a vicissitude.

Slicenoun

A broad, thin piece of plaster.

Chopnoun

A jaw of an animal.

Slicenoun

A knife with a thin, broad blade for taking up or serving fish; also, a spatula for spreading anything, as paint or ink.

Chopnoun

A movable jaw or cheek, as of a vice.

Slicenoun

A salver, platter, or tray.

Chopnoun

The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbour, or channel.

East Chop; West Chop

Slicenoun

A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel's side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a fire shovel.

Chopnoun

An official stamp or seal, as in China and India.

Slicenoun

One of the wedges by which the cradle and the ship are lifted clear of the building blocks to prepare for launching.

Chopnoun

A mark indicating nature, quality, or brand.

silk of the first chop

Slicenoun

(printing) A removable sliding bottom to a galley.

Chopnoun

A license or passport that has been sealed.

Slicenoun

(golf) A shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the right. See fade, hook, draw

Chopnoun

(internet) An IRC channel operator.

Slicenoun

Any of a class of heavy cakes or desserts made in a tray and cut out into squarish slices.

Chopverb

(transitive) To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions.

chop wood; chop an onion

Slicenoun

(medicine) A section of image taken of an internal organ using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computed tomography), or various forms of x-ray.

Chopverb

(transitive) To sever with an axe or similar implement.

Chop off his head.

Slicenoun

(falconry) A hawk's or falcon's dropping which squirts at an angle other than vertical. (See mute.)

Chopverb

(transitive) to give a downward cutting blow or movement, typically with the side of the hand.

Sliceverb

To cut into slices.

Slice the cheese thinly.

Chopverb

To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce.

Sliceverb

To cut with an edge utilizing a drawing motion.

The knife left sliced his arm.

Chopverb

(poker) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players. en

Sliceverb

(golf) To hit a shot that slices (travels from left to right for a right-handed player).

Chopverb

(intransitive) To make a quick, heavy stroke or a series of strokes, with or as with an ax.

Sliceverb

(tennis) To hit the ball with a stroke that causes a spin, resulting in the ball swerving or staying low after a bounce.

Chopverb

(intransitive) To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize.

Sliceverb

(badminton) To hit the shuttlecock with the racket at an angle, causing it to move sideways and downwards.

Chopverb

(intransitive) To interrupt; with in or out.

Sliceverb

(soccer) To kick the ball so that it goes in an unintended direction, at too great an angle or too high.

Chopverb

To remove the final character from (a text string).

Sliceverb

(rowing) To angle the blade so that it goes too deeply into the water when starting to take a stroke.

Chopverb

(obsolete) To exchange, to barter; to swap.

Sliceverb

(transitive) To clear (e.g. a fire, or the grate bars of a furnace) by means of a slice bar.

Chopverb

To chap or crack.

Slicenoun

a share of something;

a slice of the company's revenue

Chopverb

(nautical) To vary or shift suddenly.

The wind chops about.

Slicenoun

a serving that has been cut from a larger portion;

a piece of piea slice of bread

Chopverb

To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.

Slicenoun

a wound made by cutting;

he put a bandage over the cut

Chopnoun

a small cut of meat including part of a rib

Slicenoun

a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer;

he took lessons to cure his slicing

Chopnoun

a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball

Slicenoun

a thin flat piece cut off of some object

Chopnoun

a grounder that bounces high in the air

Slicenoun

a spatula for spreading paint or ink

Chopverb

cut into pieces;

Chop woodchop meat

Sliceverb

make a clean cut through;

slit her throat

Chopverb

move suddenly

Sliceverb

hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction

Chopverb

strike sharply, as in some sports

Sliceverb

cut into slices;

Slice the salami, please

Chopverb

cut with a hacking tool

Sliceverb

hit a ball so that it causes a backspin

Chopverb

hit sharply