chop down

chop down
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "chop down":
present tense I/you/we/they chop down he/she/it chops down present participle chopping down past tense chopped down past participle chopped down
1) to make a tree or tall plant fall down by cutting through it
2) mainly journalism to make an opponent fall over when you are playing a game, such as football

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