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English definition of “lop sth off”

lop sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with lop   /lɒp/ us    /lɑːp/ (-pp-)

(CUT)

to cut something off in one quick movement: I'll need to lop off the lower branches of the tree.ForestryCutting off and disconnecting

(REDUCE)

informal to reduce a price or the amount of time taken to do something by a particular amount: He lopped eight seconds off the record.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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