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karate chop Syllabification: ka·ra·te chop

Definition of karate chop in English:


A sharp downward blow or movement executed with the side of the hand.
Example sentences
  • Instead, during the downswing, think of making a karate chop on the ball.
  • Hollywood superhero fantasies have left the sheep believing that manly men repel knife attacks with a deft karate chop or two.
  • His head was craned back, his chin raised, and Adam's apple exposed as if for a karate chop.


Example sentences
  • As we practiced, I jumped up and down trying to look war-like, karate-chopping the air, and grimacing fiercely.
  • Brome karate-chopped the assailant in the throat and was sent a bottle of whisky by his girlfriend's husband.
  • The first of the hostages was karate-chopped at night, in the same room in which he was being held.
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