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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.''

    Expunge the whole, or lop the excrescent parts.

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


vb. (en-pastlop)


adj. (of plants or trees) having the top or outer parts cut off; "lopped-off branches" [syn: lopped off]

  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]


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Usage examples of "lopped".

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.