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

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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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hop See HUMULUS and CANNABIDACEAE.

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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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