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
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
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 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, "ASU basketball not taking Oregon State lightly," 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, "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 But breaking in a pair of high-waisted jeans or sturdy boots takes time, and in 2020’s on-demand, same-day-shipping culture, many people lack the patience or the skill to lop off their own denim hems in a compelling way. Michelle Ruiz, WSJ, "Distressed Clothing: Offensive or Just Fashion?," 25 Jan. 2020 Instagram is overgrown with images of women loping naked through the woods and giving birth in living rooms, tagged #wildwoman or #witch or #laloba, the Spanish feminine for wolf. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "The Wild Woman Awakens," 17 Dec. 2019 The Dodgers spent a record $270 million in 2015, but have lopped nearly $100 million off their major league commitments. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "MLB salaries 2018: A 3.5% raise for average major leaguer - but future commitments dipping," 28 Mar. 2018 And while this can certainly be the correct maneuver—aspirational abbreviated hairstyles abound—those on the fence would do well to test-drive the shift prior to lopping lengths. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Lili Reinhart Has the Easiest Trick For a No-Commitment Bob," 15 Nov. 2019 Zoe Kravitz was spotted flaunting a face-framing pixie cut that would make anyone consider lopping off their locks, and Storm Reid rocked a mesmerizing makeup look that left us green with envy. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "The Best Beauty Looks From The Golden Globes After-Party," 6 Jan. 2020 Mr Johnson has ditched the Brexit deal negotiated by Theresa May and struck a worse one, in effect lopping off Northern Ireland so that Britain can leave the European Union’s customs union. The Economist, "Britain’s nightmare before Christmas," 5 Dec. 2019 On second-and-goal at the two, senior running back Wooden easily loped into the end zone at 4:51 of the opening quarter for the game's first points. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Dawson holds off Pearland for big win," 4 Oct. 2019 Oryx center punched with a triad of .300 Winchester Magnum loads loped into the sands of the Kalahari, never to be seen again. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, "Best Calibers For Africa Plains Game," 13 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But breaking in a pair of high-waisted jeans or sturdy boots takes time, and in 2020’s on-demand, same-day-shipping culture, many people lack the patience or the skill to lop off their own denim hems in a compelling way. Michelle Ruiz, WSJ, "Distressed Clothing: Offensive or Just Fashion?," 25 Jan. 2020 For consistent juicing, Tommy’s bartenders use a common elbow press juicer, and Bermejo trains his bartenders to lop off the nubby end of each lime half at its apex. Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, "Housemade: How Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant highlights quality Tequila in its margaritas," 30 Dec. 2019 The Yankees sign Gerrit Cole to a nine-year, $324 million contract, and the Red Sox answer with more pledges to lop $35 million from their payroll. BostonGlobe.com, "I’ve never seen a Boston team work harder to get fans behind a cost-cutting program. Imagine if the Bruins tried this? The Patriots?," 13 Dec. 2019 Instagram is overgrown with images of women loping naked through the woods and giving birth in living rooms, tagged #wildwoman or #witch or #laloba, the Spanish feminine for wolf. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "The Wild Woman Awakens," 17 Dec. 2019 And guess who was seen loping into the White House on Thursday? Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress," 15 Dec. 2019 Even with four degrees lopped off of it, Wednesday’s high of 99 degrees was still a record for Oct. 2. Leigh Morgan, al, "Nope, it didn’t actually hit 103 degrees in Birmingham last week," 6 Oct. 2019 Oryx center punched with a triad of .300 Winchester Magnum loads loped into the sands of the Kalahari, never to be seen again. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, "Best Calibers For Africa Plains Game," 13 Jan. 2020 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

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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 1 Apr. 2020.

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