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loplop /lɒp $ lɑːp/ (also lop off) verb (lopped, lopping) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 DLGCUTto cut something, especially branches from a tree, usually with a single strong movement syn chop, chop off 🔊 Workmen have lopped off more branches in an effort to save the tree.2 to reduce an amount, especially of money, by a particular amount 🔊 They lopped £16 off the price.lop something from something 🔊 Citicorp plans to lop $1.5 billion a year from its operating costs.
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lop• In 1995, he lopped 1. 5 seconds off his 100 butterfly.• The building society has a discount which lops 2.36 per cent off its variable mortgage rate during the first year.• The cost-cutting efforts lopped $ 200 million from annual operating expenses.• A cull of 1,000 middle managers should lop a further £225m off costs.• Hrudey was a casualty of a team in dire financial trouble that wanted to lop off its higher-priced and older players.• I see developing trees with only two main growth arteries where one has been lopped off, leaving an odd-looking lopsided thing.• Kanishka's head and torso were lopped off long ago.• It lopped points off the government's rating in the opinion polls.
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Verb table
lop
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylop
he, she, itlops
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylopped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lopped
he, she, ithas lopped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lopped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lop
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lopped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam lopping
he, she, itis lopping
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you, we, theyare lopping
Past
I, he, she, itwas lopping
you, we, theywere lopping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lopping
he, she, ithas been lopping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lopping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lopping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lopping
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