Lop v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lopped p. pr. & vb. n. Lopping ]
1. To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything; to shorten by cutting off the extremities; to cut off, or remove, as superfluous parts; as, to lop a tree or its branches. “With branches lopped, in wood or mountain felled.”
Expunge the whole, or lop the excrescent parts. --Pope.
2. To cut partly off and bend down; as, to lop bushes in a hedge.
v 1: cut off from a whole; "His head was severed from his body";
"The soul discerped from the body" [syn: discerp, sever]
2: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the
plants in the garden" [syn: snip, clip, crop, trim,
dress, prune, cut back]
[also: lopping, lopped]
adj : (of plants or trees) having the top or outer parts cut off;
"lopped-off branches" [syn: lopped off]