hop

I UK [hɒp] / US [hɑp] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "hop":
present tense I/you/we/they hop he/she/it hops present participle hopping past tense hopped past participle hopped
1) to move forward by jumping on one foot

The little girl was hopping along next to her mother.

a) if a bird or animal hops, it uses both or all feet to jump forward
b) to jump up or move somewhere quickly

He hopped over the puddle.

2)
a) informal to get into, onto, or out of a vehicle quickly, usually to go a short distance
hop in/on/out:

Hop in. I'll give you a lift into town.

b) to get on a plane, train etc and travel somewhere

So we hopped on a plane to Boston for the meeting.

3) to move from one thing to another in a way that is not planned

Workers are hopping from job to job as never before.


II UK [hɒp] / US [hɑp] noun [countable]
Word forms "hop":
singular hop plural hops
1)
a) a quick jump on one foot
b) a short quick jump by a small animal, such as a rabbit, or a bird
2) a short journey

It's just a short hop to Oxford.

3) [usually plural] a plant whose flowers are dried and used for making beer

a hop, skip, and a jump (from)informal a short distance from somewhere


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