lop

noun
\ ˈläp How to pronounce lop (audio) \

Definition of lop

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

lop

verb (1)
lopped; lopping

Definition of lop (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1a(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
2a : to remove superfluous parts from
b : to eliminate as unnecessary or undesirable usually used with off

lop

verb (2)
lopped; lopping

Definition of lop (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to hang downward : droop

Examples of lop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun With a base of biodegradable and recyclable rubber, a suede-y lop layer also features UV-protection to prevent fading with outdoor use. Vogue, 8 Jan. 2022 Oregon State is coming off a lop-sided loss at Arizona on Thursday in which its star player Tres Tinkle was ejected after a flagrant foul that came seemingly out of frustration. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, 21 Feb. 2020 Lopez was batting only because Counsell needed more innings out of him in a lop-sided game to save the rest of the bullpen. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Apr. 2018 Ohio State will peak, and see the team that handed the Buckeyes their most lop-sided loss of the season. Bill Landis, cleveland.com, 9 Nov. 2017 Penny, a 2 1/2-year-old French lop, loved every minute of it and happily relaxed while receiving her makeover. sacbee, 5 Jan. 2018 Chase is a male lop-eared rabbit in need of a home. Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2017 Poundstone, who reveals her personal life as a working single mother of three children as well as the cats, a dog, a bearded dragon lizard, a lop-eared bunny and one ant, sold out her 2013 performance at the Guthrie Theater. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, 10 June 2017 Alex is especially fond of Marshmallow, 2-year-old Holland lop-eared rabbit. Joe Habina, charlotteobserver, 21 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In mid-spring, before the plants start to show signs of flowers, lop off the two- to three-foot-high stalks. Bon Appétit, 29 Apr. 2022 With the weather heating up, this is a sweet way to lop off extra layers, but with a sweet, fresh twist. Elle Turner, Glamour, 31 Mar. 2022 This workout benefits a wide range of runners from weekend warriors hoping to improve their 5K time to serious marathoners looking to lop minutes off their personal best. Mario Fraioli, Outside Online, 26 Oct. 2021 The ruble lost much of its value in the early 1990s after the end of the Soviet Union, with inflation and loss of value leading the government to lop three zeros off ruble notes in 1997. CBS News, 28 Feb. 2022 The currency lost much of its value in the early 1990s after the end of the Soviet Union, with inflation and loss of value leading the government to lop three zeros off ruble notes in 1997. chicagotribune.com, 28 Feb. 2022 The currency lost much of its value in the early 1990s after the end of the Soviet Union, with inflation and loss of value leading the government to lop three zeros off ruble notes in 1997. Anchorage Daily News, 28 Feb. 2022 The White House noted in a September report that the shortage could lop a full percentage point off economic growth this year. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Oct. 2021 But Intel did lop off much USB support on the H610 chipset. Michael Sexton, PCMAG, 4 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In mid-spring, before the plants start to show signs of flowers, lop off the two- to three-foot-high stalks. Bon Appétit, 29 Apr. 2022 With the weather heating up, this is a sweet way to lop off extra layers, but with a sweet, fresh twist. Elle Turner, Glamour, 31 Mar. 2022 This workout benefits a wide range of runners from weekend warriors hoping to improve their 5K time to serious marathoners looking to lop minutes off their personal best. Mario Fraioli, Outside Online, 26 Oct. 2021 The ruble lost much of its value in the early 1990s after the end of the Soviet Union, with inflation and loss of value leading the government to lop three zeros off ruble notes in 1997. CBS News, 28 Feb. 2022 The currency lost much of its value in the early 1990s after the end of the Soviet Union, with inflation and loss of value leading the government to lop three zeros off ruble notes in 1997. chicagotribune.com, 28 Feb. 2022 The currency lost much of its value in the early 1990s after the end of the Soviet Union, with inflation and loss of value leading the government to lop three zeros off ruble notes in 1997. Anchorage Daily News, 28 Feb. 2022 But Intel did lop off much USB support on the H610 chipset. Michael Sexton, PCMAG, 4 Jan. 2022 Presumably, Heritage Customs viewed Land Rover's omission of a bona fide Defender convertible as a business opportunity, as the custom coachbuilder plans to lop the top off of five Defender 90s in 2022. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, 24 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lop

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (1)

1519, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Verb (2)

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lop

Noun

Middle English loppe

Verb (2)

perhaps imitative

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“Lop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lop. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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