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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
lop
verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
off
▪ Kanishka's head and torso were lopped off long ago.
▪ Hrudey was a casualty of a team in dire financial trouble that wanted to lop off its higher-priced and older players.
▪ If he did, it was lopped off.
▪ I see developing trees with only two main growth arteries where one has been lopped off, leaving an odd-looking lopsided thing.
▪ His swamp-hunter boots could have been an elephant's feet lopped off and hollowed out.
▪ Pick your head up to look too far down the road and get it lopped off.
▪ The result looked like an insidious, grey-green growth lopped off an otherwise healthy young tree to protect its trunk.
▪ The poor rarely fell trees: they mainly lop off small branches, twigs, roots and dead wood.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A cull of 1,000 middle managers should lop a further £225m off costs.
▪ Hrudey was a casualty of a team in dire financial trouble that wanted to lop off its higher-priced and older players.
▪ I see developing trees with only two main growth arteries where one has been lopped off, leaving an odd-looking lopsided thing.
▪ In 1995, he lopped 1. 5 seconds off his 100 butterfly.
▪ It lopped points off the government's rating in the opinion polls.
▪ Kanishka's head and torso were lopped off long ago.
▪ The building society has a discount which lops 2.36 per cent off its variable mortgage rate during the first year.
▪ The cost-cutting efforts lopped $ 200 million from annual operating expenses.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lop

Lop \Lop\, v. i. To hang downward; to be pendent; to lean to one side.

Lop

Lop \Lop\, v. t. To let hang down; as, to lop the head.

Lop

Lop \Lop\, a. Hanging down; as, lop ears; -- used also in compound adjectives; as, lopeared; lopsided.

Lop

Lop \Lop\, n. [AS. loppe.] A flea. [Obs.]
--Cleveland.

Lop

Lop \Lop\, n. That which is lopped from anything, as branches from a tree.
--Shak. Mortimer.

Lop

Lop \Lop\ (l[o^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lopped; p. pr. & vb. n. Lopping.] [Prov. G. luppen, lubben, to cut, geld, or OD. luppen, D. lubben.]

  1. To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything; to shorten by cutting off the extremities; to cut off, or remove, as superfluous parts; as, to lop a tree or its branches. ``With branches lopped, in wood or mountain felled.''
    --Milton.

    Expunge the whole, or lop the excrescent parts.
    --Pope.

  2. To cut partly off and bend down; as, to lop bushes in a hedge.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
lop

"cut off," 1510s, from Middle English loppe (n.) "small branches and twigs trimmed from trees" (early 15c.), of unknown origin. Related: Lopped (mid-15c.); lopping. Place name Loppedthorn is attested from 1287.

lop

"droop, hang loosely," 1570s, probably a variant of lob or of lap (v.); compare lopsided (1711), originally lapsided, first used of ships. Lop-eared attested from 1680s. Related: Lopped; lopping.

Wiktionary
lop

Etymology 1 n. (context Geordie English) A fle

  1. Etymology 2

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

  2. 1 (context transitive usually with off English) 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. 2 To hang downward; to be pendent; to lean to one side. 3 To allow to hang down. Etymology 3

    n. 1 (context US slang English) (context usually offensive English) A disabled person, a cripple. 2 Any of several breeds of rabbits whose ears lie flat.

WordNet
lop
  1. v. cut off from a whole; "His head was severed from his body"; "The soul discerped from the body" [syn: discerp, sever]

  2. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden" [syn: snip, clip, crop, trim, dress, prune, cut back]

  3. [also: lopping, lopped]

Wikipedia
LOP

LOP may refer to:

  • Law of one price (LoP), an economic concept which posits that "a good must sell for the same price in all locations".
  • Language oriented programming
  • Lean of peak fuel to air ratio in an internal combustion engine
  • Levels-of-processing theory, in cognitive psychology
  • Live Online Portal, see: C2.LOP
  • Line of position in geometry and navigation
  • Left occiput posterior
  • Local Operational Picture
  • Lombok International Airport (IATA code)

Usage examples of "lop".

Tissaphernes, whirling quickly, slashed it viciously through the air almost faster than the eye could see, slicing off the head of the guard who had struck Asteria, as a gardener lops off a wayward branch from his fruit tree.

Do you not have some enemy to go bedevil, lop off a head or two, or something equally unfeminine, and leave innocents like me free of your word barbs?

I blunted the bite with my shield and lopped off the point of the lower cuspid on the right.

Iedereen was diep vanbinnen bang dat ze iets hadden vergeten of dat ze een fout hadden gemaakt die iemand het leven zou kosten of op een andere ramp uit zou lopen.

Whenever he has a katana in his hands he adopts it automatically, otherwise he fears that he may lose his balance and carelessly lop off one of his extremities.

No doubt my head will be the first one to be lopped once my healing talents are no longer needed.

A giant branch hung over their heads to trap them in a leafy prison, but the keen sword lopped it off so they could pass.

It had been a gloomy journey, across a fen shrouded in mist of autumn, an unpeopled landscape, flat, waterlogged, dotted here and there with pollarded willows with their melancholy look of men whose arms have been lopped off or mutilated women with whips upon their heads.

When the lopper had laid it bare and the woodcutters had sapped its base, five men commenced hauling at the rope attached to the top.

The sergeant was drawing Lopper, his hand-and-a-half sword, and the Friendmaker, his expression grim.

Other Vrya, with less to occupy hands and minds, kneaded their Vrithli like clay, punching and pulling them into the shape they chose by whim or curiosity or obscure internal needs, ruthlessly squashing or lopping off any attempt of those Vrithli to grow in forbidden directions.

The dwarves cartwheeled and somersaulted, lopping off first her ears, then her nose and finally her lips.

Tossing her purse onto the passenger seat, Merissa backed out to the street and turned west, toward the Mississippi River and a meeting with Lopen and Gartner.

Ze konden van de ene naar de andere kooi lopen, maar niet het paleis zelf betreden.

He was still pleading when Manso casually lopped off his head, spraying the three boys with blood.