"hopping" in the verb sense
1. hop, skip, hop-skip
move quickly from one place to another
travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.
"She hopped a train to Chicago"
"He hopped rides all over the country"
traverse as if by a short airplane trip
"Hop the Pacific Ocean"
"He hopped the bush"
make a jump forward or upward
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