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lop

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noun \ˈläp\

Definition of lop

  1. :  material cut away from a tree; especially :  parts discarded in lumbering



Origin of lop

Middle English loppe


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with lop


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lop

verb,

Definition of lop

loppedlopping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a (1) :  to cut off branches or twigs from (2) :  to sever from a woody plant b (1) archaic :  to cut off the head or limbs of (2) :  to cut from a person

  3. 2 a :  to remove superfluous parts from b :  to eliminate as unnecessary or undesirable —usually used with off



1519

First Known Use of lop

1519


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lop

verb,

Definition of lop

loppedlopping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to hang downward :  droop



Origin of lop

perhaps imitative


First Known Use: 1578



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