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Definition of "lop" []

  • To cut off (a part), especially from a tree or shrub: lopped off the dead branches. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut off a part or parts from; trim: lopped the vines back; lopped her curls shorter. (verb-transitive)
  • To eliminate or excise as superfluous: lopped him from the payroll. (verb-transitive)
  • To hang or let hang loosely; droop. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lop" in a sentence
  • "As lop is not very nourishing he used to take the money to a shop and get a glass of ginger beer, some broken pieces of meringue and a slice of streaky bacon."
  • "Such disparities result in lop-sided and unfair policies that need to be changed to meet everyone’s needs, Meter pointed out."
  • "Despite participation by trade unions on both sides, the analysis was variously called lop-sided in favor of employers, a misunderstanding of the American system, or a helpful industrial study leading in"