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

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, "Brewers' ragged start at home only gets worse with lop-sided loss to lowly Cincinnati," 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, "Ohio State basketball could face Gonzaga in second round: Buckeyes NCAA Tournament path," 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, "SPCA pet of the week: Penny | The Sacramento Bee," 5 Jan. 2018 Chase is a male lop-eared rabbit in need of a home. Washington Post, "Prince William County adopt a pet," 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, "Comedian Paula Poundstone brings search for happiness to the Fitz," 10 June 2017 Alex is especially fond of Marshmallow, 2-year-old Holland lop-eared rabbit. Joe Habina, charlotteobserver, "Rescue Ranch augments mission with an all-inclusive playground for kids," 21 May 2017 Prices: Grilled beef with lop leaf ($6), spring rolls ($6), egg rolls ($6), salt and pepper tofu ($14), vermicelli ($11) and papaya salad ($10) totaled $53, before tax and tip. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Review: Popular Green Leaf restaurant comes to the North End," 27 Apr. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Two other American columns slashed halfway across the top of Cherbourg Peninsula in deepening threats to lop off the port. Wes Gallagher, Houston Chronicle, "U.S. TROOPS CAPTURE MONTEBOURG," 9 June 2019 As the trial headed into its second day, investors got nervous and lopped $20 billion off the market cap on jitters around opioid litigation. Ellen Florian, Fortune, "J&J Called a 'Kingpin' in Opioid Case That Could Be a Test for 1,600 More Lawsuits," 7 June 2019 Facebook shares have dropped some 9 percent, lopping more than $50 billion off the company’s market value, since the revelations were first published, raising questions about whether social media sites are violating users’ privacy. Barbara Ortutay, BostonGlobe.com, "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admits mistakes, outlines fixes," 21 Mar. 2018 Dumas lapped the circuit in 6:05.336 minutes, lopping a full 40 seconds off the time set by Peter Dumbreck and the Nio EP9 hypercar back in 2017. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This electric car just set a new record at the Nürburgring," 3 June 2019 No one wants to get eaten by wild animals, so perhaps our ancestors did better loping around on constant high alert. Laura Vanderkam, WSJ, "Tricks for Savoring Summer’s Fleeting Delights," 8 June 2018 Even Longer After years of boyish crops dominating the runways—and subsequently tempting women everywhere to lop it all off—the pendulum has swung, strikingly, the other direction. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "9 Beauty Trends That Blew Up on the Fall 2019 Runways," 8 Mar. 2019 Griffin had the top of the ridge lopped off, removing 27 million cubic feet of dirt, before work ground to a halt. Alex Bhattacharji, Town & Country, "An Empty Lot Above Beverly Hills Is the Most Expensive Real Estate in the World," 17 Jan. 2019 Her husband abandoned his lawn mower and ran to her, grabbing a shovel and lopping off the creature’s head with a single swing. Melissa Gomez, New York Times, "Texas Man’s Near-Fatal Lesson: A Decapitated Snake Can Still Bite," 7 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

As the trial headed into its second day, investors got nervous and lopped $20 billion off the market cap on jitters around opioid litigation. Ellen Florian, Fortune, "J&J Called a 'Kingpin' in Opioid Case That Could Be a Test for 1,600 More Lawsuits," 7 June 2019 Griffin had the top of the ridge lopped off, removing 27 million cubic feet of dirt, before work ground to a halt. Alex Bhattacharji, Town & Country, "An Empty Lot Above Beverly Hills Is the Most Expensive Real Estate in the World," 17 Jan. 2019 Since Apple’s share price peaked at just over $232 on Oct. 3, the stock has plummeted by nearly 20 percent, lopping more than $200 billion off the company’s market value. Matt Phillips, The Seattle Times, "Tech stocks lead slump that erases November’s gain," 19 Nov. 2018 That’s no small thing in a country where 13 zeros have been lopped off the peso note since 1970. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, "Argentina’s Monetary Rescue," 16 Dec. 2018 If a drone falls out of the sky, the plummeting load can weigh up to a dozen pounds and be accompanied by four spinning rotors ready to rip into, or lop off, anything that gets in their way. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Why It's So Incredibly Hard to Attach a Parachute to a Drone," 29 Nov. 2018 So today's a lucky break: Credo's Friends and Family sale puts tons of the store's offerings in the more affordable price range, with the code CLEAN20 lopping 20 percent off purchases from now through Sunday, November 4. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "The Best Natural Beauty Deals From Credo's Friends and Family Sale," 1 Nov. 2018 Those neighbors then lopped off a bedroom from the Chaffetzes' original unit for their own use. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Drake Tower unit once owned by lawyer Hammond Chaffetz listed for $2.1 million," 1 June 2017 Her husband abandoned his lawn mower and ran to her, grabbing a shovel and lopping off the creature’s head with a single swing. Melissa Gomez, New York Times, "Texas Man’s Near-Fatal Lesson: A Decapitated Snake Can Still Bite," 7 June 2018

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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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