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to cut off (branches, twigs, etc.) from a tree or other plant. to cut off (a limb, part, or the like) from a person, animal, etc. verb (used without object), lopped, lopping. to cut off branches, twigs, etc., as of. Lop definition is - material cut away from a tree; especially: parts discarded in lumbering. lop 1.
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(lɒp) v. lopped, lop•ping, n. v.t. 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).
verb lops, lopping, lopped. [with object] 1 Cut off (a branch, limb, or twig) lop a tree definition the main body of a tree. ‘they lopped off more branches to save the tree’. More example sentences. lop, v.t. to cut off the top or ends of, esp. of a tree: to curtail by cutting away superfluous parts:- pr.p. lop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. lopped.- n. twigs of trees cut off- ns. Lop′per; Lop′ping, a cutting off: that which is cut off. [Cf. Dut. lubben, to cut; perh. conn. with leaf.].