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English definition of “lop sth off”

lop sth off

(REDUCE) informal phrasal verb with lop     /lɒp/ US  /lɑːp/ verb (-pp-)
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
(Definition of lop sth off (REDUCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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