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lop1 / läp/ • v. (lopped, lop·ping) [tr.] cut off (a branch, limb, or other protrusion) from the main body of a tree: they lopped off more branches to save the tree. ∎ inf. remove (something regarded as unnecessary or burdensome): it lops an hour off commuting time. ∎  remove branches from (a tree).• n. branches and twigs lopped off trees.lop2 • v. (lopped, lop·ping) [intr.] hang loosely or limply; droop: a stomach that lopped over his belt. ∎  move in a loping or slouching way: he lopped toward the plane. ∎ archaic dawdle.