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Noun: hops  hóps
  1. Twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    - hop
Noun: hop  hóp
  1. The act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  2. An informal dance where popular music is played
    - record hop
Verb: hop (hopped,hopping)  hóp
  1. Jump lightly
    - skip, hop-skip
  2. Move quickly from one place to another
  3. Travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.
    "She hopped a train to Chicago"; "He hopped rides all over the country"
  4. Traverse as if by a short aeroplane trip
    "Hop the Pacific Ocean"
  5. Jump across
    "He hopped the bush"
  6. Make a jump forward or upward

See also: skip over

Type of: bound, clear, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, dance, get across, get over, jump, jumping, leap, move, pass over, spring, top, track, travel, traverse, vine

Part of: genus Humulus, Humulus

Encyclopedia: Hops

Hop, skip, and a jump