Verb (Past tense: A-hopped)
a challenge or outwit
a rival using intelligence
. Originally inspired by the character Charles Morse in the movie The Edge (1997), played by Sir Anthony Hopkins
, who manages to kill a man-eating grizzly bear among other things while surviving the Alaskan wilderness after a plane crash. However, many other Anthony Hopkins roles in other films are also intelligent problem solvers, hence the term A-hop was born.