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[hop] /hɒp/
verb (used without object), hopped, hopping.
1.
to make a short, bouncing leap; move by leaping with all feet off the ground.
2.
to spring or leap on one foot.
3.
Informal. to make a short, quick trip, especially in an airplane:
He hopped up to Boston for the day.
4.
Informal. to travel or move frequently from one place or situation to another (usually used in combination):
to island-hop; to job-hop.
5.
Informal. to dance.
verb (used with object), hopped, hopping.
6.
to jump over; clear with a hop:
The sheep hopped the fence.
7.
Informal. to board or get onto a vehicle:
to hop a plane.
8.
Informal. to cross in an airplane:
We hopped the Atlantic in five hours.
noun
9.
an act of hopping; short leap.
10.
a leap on one foot.
11.
a journey, especially a short trip by air.
12.
Informal. a dance or dancing party.
13.
a bounce or rebound of a moving object, as a ball:
She caught the ball on the first hop.
Idioms
14.
hop to it, Informal. to begin to move, become active, or do something immediately:
You'd better hop to it if you intend to buy groceries before the market closes.
Also, hop to.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English hoppen (v.), Old English hoppian; cognate with German hopfen, Old Norse hoppa
Related forms
hoppingly, adverb
Can be confused
hop, jump, skip (see synonym study at jump; see synonym study at skip)
Synonyms
1. jump, spring, bound.

hop2

[hop] /hɒp/
noun
1.
any twining plant of the genus Humulus, bearing male flowers in loose clusters and female flowers in conelike forms.
2.
hops, the dried ripe cones of the female flowers of this plant, used in brewing, medicine, etc.
3.
Older Slang. a narcotic drug, especially opium.
verb (used with object), hopped, hopping.
4.
to treat or flavor with hops.
Verb phrases
5.
hop up, Slang.
  1. to excite; make enthusiastic:
    They hopped the crowd up with fiery speeches.
  2. to add to the power of:
    The kids hopped up the motor of their jalopy.
  3. to stimulate by narcotics.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English hoppe < Middle Dutch hoppe (Dutch hop); cognate with Old High German hopfo (German Hopfen)
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Examples from the web for hopped
  • My undergrad advisor was denied tenure then hopped to a named chair.
  • He and a school friend hopped on their bikes, pedalled over to the quarry and found that there were fossils everywhere.
  • But they all were thought-provoking enough that they hopped around in my brain long past the read.
  • She hopped on a bus, trudged through the mud, and got to the rink right after the free skate started.
  • Fellow academics and former colleagues whisper that she has abandoned scholarly distance and hopped into bed with the government.
  • He hopped over to a nearby branch and cased out the general area.
  • As soon as she'd finished, the turtle team hopped into action to record her vital statistics.
  • Trading ships hopped on them to send goods around the world.
  • She perched on the branch beside the bower for a minute, then hopped right inside.
  • He hopped effusively from table to table, divorce lawyer to divorce lawyer.
British Dictionary definitions for hopped

hop1

/hɒp/
verb hops, hopping, hopped
1.
(intransitive) to make a jump forwards or upwards, esp on one foot
2.
(intransitive) (esp of frogs, birds, rabbits, etc) to move forwards in short jumps
3.
(transitive) to jump over: he hopped the hedge
4.
(intransitive) (informal) to move or proceed quickly (in, on, out of, etc): hop on a bus
5.
(transitive) (informal) to cross (an ocean) in an aircraft: they hopped the Atlantic in seven hours
6.
(transitive) (US & Canadian, informal) to travel by means of (an aircraft, bus, etc): he hopped a train to Chicago
7.
(US & Canadian) to bounce or cause to bounce: he hopped the flat stone over the lake's surface
8.
(intransitive) (US & Canadian, informal) to begin intense activity, esp work
9.
(intransitive) another word for limp1
10.
(Brit, slang) hop it, hop off, to go away
noun
11.
the act or an instance of hopping
12.
(old-fashioned, informal) a dance, esp one at which popular music is played: we're all going to the school hop tonight
13.
(informal) a trip, esp in an aircraft
14.
(US) a bounce, as of a ball
15.
(informal) on the hop
  1. active or busy
  2. (Brit) unawares or unprepared: the new ruling caught me on the hop
See also hop into
Word Origin
Old English hoppian; related to Old Norse hoppa to hop, Middle Low German hupfen

hop2

/hɒp/
noun
1.
any climbing plant of the N temperate genus Humulus, esp H. lupulus, which has green conelike female flowers and clusters of small male flowers: family Cannabiaceae (or Cannabidaceae) See also hops
2.
hop garden, a field of hops
3.
(obsolete, slang) opium or any other narcotic drug
Word Origin
C15: from Middle Dutch hoppe; related to Old High German hopfo, Norwegian hupp tassel
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Word Origin and History for hopped
adj.

a word that seems to merge three senses of hop; the meaning "flavored with hops" (hop (n.1)) is first attested 1660s; that of "under the influence of drugs" (hop (n.2)) is from 1924; that of "excited, enthusiastic" (perhaps from hop (v.)) is from 1923. Meaning "performance-enhanced" (of an engine, etc.) is from 1945.

hop

v.

Old English hoppian "to spring, leap, dance," from Proto-Germanic *hupnojanan (cf. Old Norse hoppa, Dutch huppen, German hüpfen "to hop"). Related: Hopped; hopping.

n.

usually hops, type of twining vine whose cones are used in brewing, etc., mid-15c., from Middle Dutch hoppe, from Proto-Germanic *hup-nan- (cf. Old Saxon -hoppo, German Hopfen), of unknown origin.

"opium," 1887, from Cantonese nga-pin (pronounced HAH-peen) "opium," a Chinese folk etymology of the English word opium, literally "crow peelings." Re-folk-etymologized back into English by association with hop (n.1).

"a small jump," c.1500, from hop (v.). Slang sense of "informal dancing party" is from 1731 (defined by Johnson as "a place where meaner people dance"). Meaning "short flight on an aircraft" is from 1909.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hopped

hop 1

noun
  1. A dance or dancing party: We went to a hop (1731+)
  2. A hotel desk porter; bellhop: The hop was tall and thin (1940s+)
  3. A trip; stage of a journey; airplane flight: a long hop to Singapore (1909+)
  4. A beer: a hop with those quesadillas
verb
  1. : They hopped over to Brussels
  2. To board: to hop a plane (1909+)
Related Terms

carhop, seagoing bellhop, sock hop, table-hop


hop 2

modifier

: a hop fiend/ hop dream

noun
  1. Opium: So long as any smoker can obtain his hop (1887+ Narcotics)
  2. Any narcotic; dope: A little hop or dope was slipped to an anxious prisoner (1898+ Narcotics)

[fr a shortening of Cantonese Chinese nga pin, pronounced HAH peen, ''opium,'' literally ''crow peelings,'' a Chinese folk etymology for English opium; in a subsequent US folk etymology this was changed to hop by assimilation with the plant used to make beer, with its suggestions of intoxication]


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Related Abbreviations for hopped

HOP

high oxygen pressure
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Idioms and Phrases with hopped

hop

In addition to the idioms beginning with
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