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lop

noun \ ˈläp \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of lop

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

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Origin and Etymology of lop

Middle English loppe


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lop

verb

Definition of lop

lopped; lopping
transitive verb
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
2 a : to remove superfluous parts from
b : to eliminate as unnecessary or undesirable usually used with off

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First Known Use of lop

1519


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lop

verb

Definition of lop

lopped; lopping
intransitive verb
: to hang downward : droop

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Origin and Etymology of lop

perhaps imitative



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