To chop logic
Chop Chop, v. t. [Cf. D. koopen to buy. See {Cheapen}, v. t., and cf. {Chap}, v. i., to buy.] 1. To barter or truck. [1913 Webster]

2. To exchange; substitute one thing for another. [1913 Webster]

We go on chopping and changing our friends. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

{To chop logic}, to dispute with an affected use of logical terms; to argue sophistically. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chop logic — 1. adjective Characterized by equivocation or by overly complex or specious argumentation; improperly reasoned. Many of the jokes are far past saving and a good bit of the chop logic word play is tedious word work …   Wiktionary

  • chop logic — phrasal : to make unnecessary distinctions or dispute with an affected use of logical terms * * * chop logic To argue contentiously or fallaciously • • • Main Entry: ↑chop chop logic see under ↑chop2 • • • Main Entry: ↑logic * * * argue in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chop logic — phrasal to argue with sophistical reasoning and minute distinctions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chop — Chop, v. t. [Cf. D. koopen to buy. See {Cheapen}, v. t., and cf. {Chap}, v. i., to buy.] 1. To barter or truck. [1913 Webster] 2. To exchange; substitute one thing for another. [1913 Webster] We go on chopping and changing our friends. L Estrange …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chop — {{11}}chop (1) to cut, mid 14c., perhaps from O.Fr. (Picard) choper (O.Fr. coper to cut, cut off, 12c., Mod.Fr. couper), from V.L. *cuppare to behead, from a root meaning head, but influenced in O.Fr. by couper to strike. Related: Chopped;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chop — Ⅰ. chop [1] ► VERB (chopped, chopping) 1) cut with repeated sharp, heavy blows of an axe or knife. 2) strike with a short, heavy blow. 3) ruthlessly abolish or reduce in size. ► NOUN 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • chop — chop1 [chäp] vt. chopped, chopping [ME choppen, prob. < northern OFr choper, for OFr coper, to cut off (< VL * cuppare, to decapitate < * cuppum, skull < LL cuppa, CUP); infl. by couper, to strike (< coup, colp, a blow: see COUP)]… …   English World dictionary

  • chop — I. /tʃɒp / (say chop) verb (chopped, chopping) –verb (t) 1. to cut with a quick, heavy blow or series of blows, using an axe, etc. 2. to make by so cutting. 3. to cut in pieces. 4. Tennis, Cricket, etc. to hit (a ball) with a chop stroke. 5.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • chop — chop1 /chop/, v., chopped, chopping, n. v.t. 1. to cut or sever with a quick, heavy blow or a series of blows, using an ax, hatchet, etc. (often fol. by down, off, etc.): to chop down a tree. 2. to make or prepare for use by so cutting: to chop… …   Universalium

  • chop — chop1 verb (chops, chopping, chopped) 1》 cut with repeated sharp, heavy blows of an axe or knife.     ↘strike with a short, heavy blow. 2》 ruthlessly abolish or reduce in size. noun 1》 a downward cutting blow or movement. 2》 a thick slice of meat …   English new terms dictionary

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