hop
I. verb (hopped; hopping) Etymology: Middle English hoppen, from Old English hoppian Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to move by a quick springy leap or in a series of leaps; also to move as if by hopping <
hop in the car
>
2. to make a quick trip especially by air 3. to set about doing something — usually used in the phrase hop to it transitive verb 1. to jump over <
hop a fence
>
2. to ride on <
hopped a flight
>
; also to ride surreptitiously and without authorization <
hop a freight train
>
II. noun Date: 1508 1. a. a short brisk leap especially on one leg b. bounce, rebound <
shortstop scooped it up on the first hop
>
2. dance 3 3. a. a flight in an aircraft b. a short trip III. noun Etymology: Middle English hoppe, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German hopfo hop Date: 15th century 1. plural the ripe dried pistillate catkins of a perennial north-temperate zone twining vine (Humulus lupulus) of the hemp family used especially to impart a bitter flavor to malt liquors 2. the vine from which hops is obtained having 3- to 5-lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers of which the pistillate ones are in glandular cone-shaped catkins IV. transitive verb (hopped; hopping) Date: 1572 to flavor with hops

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