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English definition of “lop sth off”

lop sth off

(CUT) phrasal verb with lop     /lɒp/ US  /lɑːp/ verb (-pp-)
to cut something off in one quick movement: I'll need to lop off the lower branches of the tree.ForestryCutting off and disconnecting
(Definition of lop sth off (CUT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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