|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to cut into pieces; to mince; -- often with up.
2. (v. t.) To sever or separate by one more blows of a sharp instrument; to divide; -- usually with off or down.
3. (v. t.) To seize or devour greedily; -- with up.
4. (v. i.) To make a quick strike, or repeated strokes, with an ax or other sharp instrument.
5. (v. i.) To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize.
6. (v. i.) To interrupt; -- with in or out.
7. (v. i.) To barter or truck.
8. (v. i.) To exchange; substitute one thing for another.
9. (v. i.) To purchase by way of truck.
10. (v. i.) To vary or shift suddenly; as, the wind chops about.
11. (v. i.) To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.
12. (n.) A change; a vicissitude.
13. (v. t. & i.) To crack. See Chap, v. t. & i.
14. (n.) The act of chopping; a stroke.
15. (n.) A piece chopped off; a slice or small piece, especially of meat; as, a mutton chop.
16. (n.) A crack or cleft. See Chap.
17. (n.) A jaw of an animal; -- commonly in the pl. See Chops.
18. (n.) A movable jaw or cheek, as of a wooden vise.
19. (n.) The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbor, or channel; as, East Chop or West Chop. See Chops.
20. (n.) Quality; brand; as, silk of the first chop.
21. (n.) A permit or clearance.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Figurative: This word, meaning "to cut in pieces," "to distribute," often translated "spread," is rendered "chop" in Micah 3:3, they "chop them in pieces, as for the pot," figuratively for the destruction of God's people through the cruel exactions of their rulers.
Chop (5 Occurrences)
Deuteronomy 19:5 as when a man goes into the forest with his neighbor to chop wood, and his hand fetches a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the handle, and lights on his neighbor, so that he dies; he shall flee to one of these cities and live: (WEB)
Deuteronomy 29:11 your little ones, your wives, and your foreigner who is in the midst of your camps, from the one who cuts your wood to the one who draws your water; (See NAS NIV)
Daniel 4:14 He cried aloud, and said thus, Cut down the tree, and cut off its branches, shake off its leaves, and scatter its fruit: let the animals get away from under it, and the fowls from its branches. (See NAS)
Daniel 4:23 Whereas the king saw a watcher and a holy one coming down from the sky, and saying, Cut down the tree, and destroy it; nevertheless leave the stump of its roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field, and let it be wet with the dew of the sky: and let his portion be with the animals of the field, until seven times pass over him; (See NAS)
Micah 3:3 who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them, and break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)