lop sth off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day