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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 and Etymology of lop

Middle English loppe


First Known Use: 14th century


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lop

verb

Definition of lop

lopped

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lopping

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

  3. 2a :  to remove superfluous parts fromb :  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

lopped

;

lopping

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

Origin and Etymology of lop

perhaps imitative


First Known Use: 1578



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