Meaning of “lop” in the English Dictionary

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"lop" in American English

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lopverb [ T ]

us /lɑp/ -pp-

to cut a piece from something with a single quick action:

[ M ] We’ve got to lop off the lower branches of this tree.
fig. The city council lopped thousands of dollars from the budget.

(Definition of “lop” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)