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tr.v. lopped, lop·ping, lops
1. To cut off (a part), especially from a tree or shrub: lopped off the dead branches.
2. To cut off a part or parts from; trim: lopped the vines back; lopped her curls shorter.
3. To eliminate or excise as superfluous: lopped him from the payroll.
[Perhaps from Middle English loppe, small branches and twigs.]
intr. & tr.v. lopped, lop·ping, lops
To hang or let hang loosely; droop.
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vb, lops, lopping or lopped
1. to sever (parts) from a tree, body, etc, esp with swift strokes
2. to cut out or eliminate from as excessive
a part or parts lopped off, as from a tree
[C15 loppe branches cut off; compare lob1]
vb, lops, lopping or lopped
1. to hang or allow to hang loosely
2. (intr) to slouch about or move awkwardly
3. (intr) a less common word for lope
[C16: perhaps related to lop1; compare lob1]
(Animals) dialect Northern English a flea
[probably from Old Norse hloppa (unattested) flea, from hlaupa to leap]
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v. lopped, lop•ping,
1. to cut off (branches, twigs, etc.) from a tree or other plant.
2. to cut off (a limb or part) from a person, animal, etc.
3. to cut off the branches, twigs, etc., of (a tree or other plant).
4. to eliminate as unnecessary or excessive: We had to lop off whole pages of the report.
5. Archaic. to cut off the head or limbs of (a person).v.i.
6. to remove parts by or as if by cutting.n.
7. parts or a part lopped off.
[1375–1425; late Middle English loppe part or parts cut off]
v. lopped, lop•ping,
1. to hang loosely or limply; droop.
2. to move in a drooping or heavy, awkward way.adj.
3. hanging down limply or droopingly: lop ears.
[1570–80; v. use of obsolete lop spider, dangling part of a tree; see lob]
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lop- The smaller branches and twigs of a tree.
See also related terms for twigs.
lop- The state of the sea when it has waves that are short and lumpy, hence "loppy," when it is choppy and lumpy.
See also related terms for waves.
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Past participle: lopped
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|Verb||1.||lop - cut off from a whole; "His head was severed from his body"; "The soul discerped from the body"|
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
|2.||lop - cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"|
thin out - make sparse; "thin out the young plants"
shear - cut with shears; "shear hedges"
disbud - thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
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verb cut, crop, chop, trim, clip, dock, hack, detach, prune, shorten, sever, curtail, truncate Someone lopped the heads off our tulips.
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يَقُص، يُشَذّب، يَخْصُم
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vt (also lop off) → abhacken
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lop(lop) – past tense, past participle lopped – verb
to cut off (parts) from eg a tree. We lopped several branches from the tree; He lopped a dollar off the price. afsnoei, afsny يَقُص، يُشَذّب، يَخْصُم подрязвам cortar osekat; srazit abhacken skære af; hugge af; slå af κόβωpodar, recortar kärpima هرس کردن karsia émonder; réduire לִכרוֹת काटना odsjeći levág memotong höggva af potare; togliere 切り取る 잘라내다 (ap)genėti, numušti apgriezt; apcirpt (zarus); nocirst memangkas; mencantas; memotong snoeien beskjære, hogge av; gi avslagobciąć ماتول،پرى كول cortar a tăia; a reduce (cu) срезать osekať, prestrihať; znížiť odsekati potkresati kapa, slå av ตัดบางส่วน koparmak 砍掉 обрубувати гілки کاٹنا tỉa cành 砍掉
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