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Definition of "lop off" []

  • Remove by or as if by cutting (verb)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "lop off" in a sentence
  • "This kind of sanctification may help to restrain sin, but not to mortify sin; it may lop off the boughs, but it layeth not the axe to the root of the tree; it sweeps and garnishes the room with common virtues, but doth not adorn it with saving graces; so that a man is but almost a Christian, notwithstanding this sanctification."
  • "You call these men a mob, desperate, dangerous, and ignorant; and seem to think that the only way to quiet the “Bellua multorum capitum” is to lop off a few of its superfluous heads."
  • "But even if he were found guilty, his loving sister, Queen Cataldise, would never permit the Royal Executioner to lop off his head."