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uk   /krɒp/  us   /krɑːp/

crop noun (PLANT)

B1 [C] (the ​totalamountcollected of) a ​plant such as a ​grain, ​fruit, or ​vegetablegrown in ​largeamounts: 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 ​particulartime: The ​judges will ​select the ​best from this year's crop of first ​novels.

crop noun (HAIRSTYLE)

[C] a ​shorthairstyle: Her ​hair was ​cut in a ​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 ​shortstick used to ​control a ​horse by ​hitting it


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 ​topparts. [T] to ​remove some or all of the ​edges from a ​picture, ​leaving only the most ​importantpart: He cropped the ​photo so that only the ​faceremained.

crop verb (PLANT)

[I usually + adv/prep] If a ​plant crops, it ​producesfruit, ​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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(Definition of crop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cropnoun [C]

 us   /krɑp/

crop noun [C] (PLANT)

a ​plant such as a ​grain, ​vegetable, or ​fruitgrown in ​largeamounts on a ​farm, or the ​totalamountgathered of such a ​plant: Applegrowerscelebratedtheirbiggest crop ​ever last ​year. A crop is also any ​group of ​similar things or ​people: We’ve got a new crop of ​students coming in every ​year.

cropverb [T]

 us   /krɑp/ (-pp-)

crop verb [T] (CUT)

to ​cut something to make it ​shorter: The ​brothers both had ​theirhair cropped.
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(Definition of crop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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cropnoun [C]

uk   us   /krɒp/ PRODUCTION
a ​plant that is ​grown in large ​quantities, especially for ​food: The ​main crops ​grown for ​export are coffee and rice. crop ​production. Genetically ​modified crops continue to be controversial.
the ​totalamount of a crop that is ​collected in one ​season: Last ​year there was a bumper crop of maize (= a very large one).
(Definition of crop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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