lop sth off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “lop sth off” in the English Dictionary

"lop sth off" in British English

See all translations

lop sth off

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

lop sth off (CUT)

to ​cut something off in one ​quickmovement: I'll need to lop off the ​lowerbranches of the ​tree.

lop sth off (REDUCE)

informal to ​reduce a ​price or the ​amount of ​time taken to do something by a ​particularamount: He lopped eight ​seconds off the ​record.
(Definition of lop sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lop sth off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 切断, 切断,砍断,削去…
in Turkish kesip koparmak, bir darbede kesmek…
in Russian отрезать, отрубать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 切斷, 切斷,砍斷,削去…
in Polish obcinać coś…
What is the pronunciation of lop sth off?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


stylish and fashionable

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

dolla noun
dolla noun
September 28, 2015
slang money Can I have some dolla?

Read More