June 08, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
lop /lɑːp/ verb
lop
/lɑːp/
verb

lops; lopped; lopping

The woman is lopping off her ponytail.
The woman is lopping off her ponytail.
Learner's definition of LOP

[+ object]

1 : to cut branches from (a tree, bush, etc.)

  • trees that have been heavily lopped

2 : to cut or cut off (something)

  • badly lopped hair

— usually + off

  • lop off a dead branch

  • He accidentally lopped off [=chopped off] one of his fingers.

— often used figuratively

  • She offered to lop $20 off the price. [=to reduce the price by $20]

  • They lopped several million dollars off the budget.

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