Lop definition

lŏp
To cut off (a part), especially from a tree or shrub.

Lopped off the dead branches.

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To cut off a part or parts from; trim.

Lopped the vines back; lopped her curls shorter.

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To eliminate or excise as superfluous.

Lopped him from the payroll.

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To hang or let hang loosely; droop.
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To remove by or as by cutting off.
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Something lopped off.
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To hang down loosely.
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To move in a halting way.
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Hanging down loosely.
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(Geordie) A flea.

Hadway wi ye man, ye liftin wi lops.

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(usually with off) To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything, especially to prune a small limb off a shrub or tree, or sometimes to behead someone.
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To hang downward; to be pendent; to lean to one side.
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To allow to hang down.

To lop the head.

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That which is lopped from anything, such as branches from a tree.

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Any of several breeds of rabbits whose ears lie flat.
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To trim (a tree, etc.) by cutting off branches, twigs, or stems.
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(US, slang) (usually offensive) A disabled person, a cripple.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lop
Plural:
lops

Origin of lop

  • Perhaps from Middle English loppe small branches and twigs

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English loppe (“flea, spider"), from Old English loppe (“spider, silk-worm, flea"), from Proto-Germanic *luppÇ­ (“flea, sandflea", originally, "jumper"), from Proto-Germanic *luppijanÄ… (“to jump, dart"). Cognate with Danish loppe (“flea"), Swedish loppa (“flea"), Middle High German lüpfen, lupfen (“to release and raise aloft, move quickly").

    From Wiktionary

  • Back-formation from lopsided.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English loppe.

    From Wiktionary