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hop1 / häp/ • v. (hopped , hop·ping ) [intr.] (of a person) move by jumping on one foot. ∎  (of a bird or other animal) move by jumping with two or all feet at once: a blackbird was hopping around in the sun. ∎  spring or leap a short distance with one jump: he hopped down from the rock. ∎  [tr.] jump over (something): the cow hopped the fence. ∎ inf. make a quick trip: let's hop over to the bar. ∎  make a quick change of position, location, or activity: over the years he hopped from one department to another. ∎  [in comb.] visit a succession of things or places: regulars liked to table-hop. ∎  [tr.] inf. board (a bus, airplane, or other mode of transportation): she hopped a train in Winnipeg. ∎  [tr.] inf. jump onto (a moving vehicle): ex-soldiers looking for work hopped freight trains heading west. ∎  [usu. as n. in comb.] (-hopping) (of an aircraft or ferry) pass quickly from one place to another: two-week island-hopping packages. • n. 1. a hopping movement. ∎  a short journey or distance: a short hop by cab from Soho. 2. an informal dance. PHRASES: hop, skip, and (a) jump 1. old-fashioned term for triple jump. 2. inf. a short distance: it's just a hop, skip, and a jump from my hometown. hop to it begin a task quickly; get busy: I shall have the experience of snapping my fingers and having people hop to it.PHRASAL VERBS: hop in (or out) inf. get into (or out of) a car: hop in then and we'll be off. hop2 • n. a twining climbing plant (Humulus lupulus, family Cannabaceae) native to north temperate regions, cultivated for its conelike flowers , which are used in brewing beer. ∎  (hops) the dried conelike flowers of this plant, used in brewing to give a bitter flavor and as a mild sterilant. • v. (hopped , hopping ) 1. [tr.] flavor with hops. 2. (be hopped up) inf. be stimulated or intoxicated by or as if by a psychoactive drug. DERIVATIVES: hop·py adj.

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hop, herbaceous perennial vine of the family Moraceae (mulberry family), widely cultivated since early times for brewing purposes. The commercial hop (Humulus lupulus) is native to Eurasia but is now grown in many temperate regions, notably England, Germany, the United States, South America, and Australia. The conelike mature female flowers, called hops, are borne on different plants from the male; their loose scales contain lupulin, a yellow resinous powder that is added to beer to impart a bitter flavor and is used medicinally as a tonic and soporific. Oil of hops is used for some perfumes, and the hop stem is used for fiber. The fruit of the unrelated hop tree (Ptelea trifoliata) of North America is occasionally used as a substitute for hops. Hops are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Urticales, family Moraceae.

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hop Twining vine native to Eurasia and the Americas. It has rough stems, heart-shaped leaves and small male and female flowers on separate plants. The female flowers of Humulus lupulus are used to flavour beer. Family Cannabiaceae.

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hop1 spring on one foot. OE. hoppian, corr. to (M)HG. hopfen, ON. hoppa, f. a base repr. also in OE. hoppetan, G. hopsen.
Hence hopper creature that hops XIII; part of a grinding-mill having orig. a hopping movement XIV.

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hop2 (pl. ripened cones of the female) hop-plant, Humulus lupulus. XV (hoppe). — MLG., MDu. hoppe (Du. hop), in OS. feldhoppo = late OHG. hopfo (G. hopfen).

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hop See store-and-forward. See also flow control.

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hop See HUMULUS and CANNABIDACEAE.

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