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crop

noun uk   /krɒp/ us    /krɑːp/

crop noun (PLANT)

B1 [C] (the total amount collected of) a plant such as a grain, fruit, or vegetable grown in large amounts: The main crops grown for export are coffee and rice. a bumper (= very good) potato crop
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crop noun (GROUP)

[C usually singular] informal a group of people or things with something in common, that exist at a particular time: The judges will select the best from this year's crop of first novels.

crop noun (HAIRSTYLE)

[C] a short hairstyle: She's had a very short crop.

crop noun (THROAT)

[C] a part of the throat in many birds where food is stored before going into the stomach

crop noun (STICK)

[C] a short stick used to control a horse by hitting it

crop

verb uk   /krɒp/ us    /krɑːp/ (-pp-)

crop verb (CUT)

[T] to make something shorter or smaller, especially by cutting: He had his hair cropped when he went into the army. [T] When animals such as sheep or horses crop grass or other plants, they eat the top parts. [T] to remove some or all of the edges from a picture, leaving only the most important part: He cropped the photo so that only the face remained.

crop verb (PLANT)

[I usually + adv/prep] If a plant crops, it produces fruit, flowers, etc.: The carrots have cropped (= grown) well this year. [T usually passive] to grow crops on land: The land is intensively cropped.
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