This word, meaning "to cut in pieces," "to distribute," often translated "spread," is rendered "chop" in Micah 3:3, they "chop them in pieces, as for the pot," figuratively for the destruction of God's people through the cruel exactions of their rulers.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CHOP'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T2073>. 1915.